Notice of Fujitsu Manchester industrial action ballot

Following the vote in the recent consultative ballot and Fujitsu reneging on its promise to pause the dismissals of the six members fighting their redundancy, Unite has now issued notice of the industrial action ballot to Fujitsu which you can read, along with a sample ballot paper, on the intranet. The official notice to members is below. The notices will also be displayed on the union noticeboards at Central Park.

The voting period is over the Christmas period and new legislation invalidates the result unless we achieve a turnout of at least 50% so please return your ballot paper, which is sent by post, promptly, as soon as you receive it. Look out for updates – important information will be sent out over the coming week.

The issues covered by this ballot are:

  • Compulsory Redundancies of Unite members trying to stay in Fujitsu
  • Victimisation of Unite representatives
  • Breaches of redundancy agreement including appeals and grievance procedures

Ballot papers will be posted out on Wednesday 20 December 2017. To count, votes must be received by noon on Wednesday 10 January 2018.

If you change address, know you will be leaving Fujitsu prior to 24 January 2018, expect to be off work or posted outside the UK throughout any twelve-week period from 24 January, please reply with the details as soon as possible.

Don’t forget the lunchtime members’ call 12:30-13:30 tomorrow (Thursday 14th) which will provide further information about the ballot and allow members to ask questions.


Fujitsu Services Limited


The Union intends to conduct a ballot for industrial action of all members employed by Fujitsu Services Limited in the Manchester bargaining unit.

Voting papers will be sent out on Wednesday 20th December 2017. If you have not received a voting paper by Friday 29th December you should contact IMMEDIATELY.

The names of the members to be balloted are available from our membership secretary (via from Friday 15th December. If you are entitled to vote in the ballot please check that you are on the list and that your address is accurately recorded.

If you know anyone who is away from work at the moment but who should be included in the ballot, please give his/ her name to so that your reps can check whether your colleague should be sent a voting paper.

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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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