Tomorrow, Friday 26 January, strikers from Fujitsu will join strikers from Mears / Manchester Working and First Bus at a lunchtime rally. As well as activists from the three long-running disputes, speakers include Graham Stringer MP and Lynn Collins, secretary of the North-West TUC. (Press release, Facebook event).
Some of us are gathering in Piccadilly Gardens at 12:00 to walk together to the rally at 12:30 in the Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD (entrance on Major St). Come and show your support.
The Fujitsu dispute is over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps, and breaches of redundancy agreements.
One of the reps fighting victimisation is Ian Allinson, dismissed on 12 January after 30 years’ service including 26 as a union rep. A “Reinstate Ian Allinson” statement has been launched which is collecting signatures from across the labour movement. Read the statement and add your name via http://tiny.cc/reinstateian
For more information about the dispute and how to support us see our dispute page.