Following 17 days of strike action since 24 January, Unite’s dispute at Fujitsu continues to escalate.
Unite has announced the next 15 strike days for employees in the Manchester bargaining unit:
- Fri 16 March – Wed 21 March 2018 (6 days)
- Thu 29 March – Fri 6 April 2018 (9 days including the Easter bank holiday weekend)
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Unite believes that Fujitsu is trying to silence whistleblowers by dismissing some and by showing that it can make compulsory redundancies even when these are unjustified and in breach of its agreements, employees’ contracts or the law.
The escalation is about more than strike days though. The new phase of the campaign was launched with a big protest outside Fujitsu’s Manchester site when senior management paid a visit on Friday 23 February.
The message was delivered again on Tuesday 27 February with a protest outside Fujitsu’s “Executive Discussion Evening” in London:
As if determined to reinforce the message of the protest about Fujitsu trying to silence whistleblowers, Fujitsu’s response was to call in their head of security and the police rather than address the issues:
ComputerWorld UK carried a long article about the dispute “What’s behind the strike wave at Fujitsu Services?“