Update on Fujitsu Dispute

On Monday 4th December Unite General Secretary Len McCluskey expects to meet Duncan Tait, the head of Fujitsu in Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa and the Americas to discuss our dispute. He will be pressing Fujitsu stop the redundancies of the Unite members fighting to stay in the company, and to stop trying to victimise Unite reps.

On Tuesday 5th December the final stage redundancy hearing for Ian Allinson, our chair, is being reconvened again (for the last time) in London. We are asking supporters to protest outside:

Tuesday 5 December, 8:30-10am, Fujitsu, 22 Baker Street, London, W1U 3BW (please share and invite people using the Facebook event)

Meanwhile members are busy distributing leaflets at sites across the UK.

Len McCluskey will be speaking to Unite members in Fujitsu on Thursday to discuss the dispute, after which reps expect to open a consultative ballot on further industrial action, with a view to opening a statutory industrial action ballot before Christmas unless there is sufficient movement from the company.

Thanks to all of you who have already signed the petition against victimisations. The first batch of signatures were handed in at Ian’s last hearing on 8 November but we continue to collect more. Ian, Denis and Lynne are still fighting against victimisation. Thanks to those who joined physical and online protests. Our Thunderclap social media protest, which coincided with the Fujitsu Forum trade fair, reached 89,003 people.

We are continuing to maintain the dispute page on our web site with latest information and how you can help. You can also follow and promote the campaign via our presence on Facebook and Twitter.

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Unite members working for Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit have taken 32 strike days over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps and breaches of agreements. This follows 27 previous days of strike action.

Industrial action is currently suspended but the fight continues.

Further information is available here including a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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