Fujitsu strike support

On Friday, the 59th strike day for Fujitsu Manchester and the end of a 9-day strike, our flag was flying even higher than usual:

Unite Fujitsu Manchester banner up huge flagpole, with pickets, protesters, gazebo and other flagsMeanwhile our gazebo had been decorated with photos and hundreds of messages of support (which you can also read here).

Inside a gazebo with messages of support and photos on the walls, food fryingWe’d like to give a big thank you to all the individuals and organisations who have donated to our strike fund, which has been essential to sustain us through this long battle. As well as collections and a few anonymous donations, we’ve had contributions from:

  • A J Davies
  • Amicus (CMA) Chesterfield PHQ Branch
  • Amicus Bracknell Branch
  • Amicus Lever Brothers Port Sunlight No704 Branch
  • Anne Saxon
  • Anthony Davies
  • Bolton & District Teachers Association
  • Bramwell S
  • Brian Higgins
  • Cheshire Association of Trades Union Councils
  • Crewe & District Trades Union Council
  • CWU North West Central Amalgamated Branch
  • David Parkinson
  • Harris P MAN-IT-WORKS
  • J & K Allinson
  • Jim Singh
  • Joan Norton
  • John Jones
  • Labour Students collection
  • Mr A I Clariana-Piga
  • Mr D Chadwick
  • Mrs J Upward
  • Mrs Joan G Norton
  • Ms Jane Dinsdale
  • Nigel Coward
  • Picket line collection
  • Roberts T J
  • Rochdale Metropolitan Trades Council
  • Southwark Teachers Association-NUT
  • Southwark Trades U
  • Southwark Unite Community
  • Stockport Trades Council
  • Unison Four Seasons Industrial Action
  • Unison Rochdale Local Government Branch
  • Unison Rochdale Number 1 Account
  • Unite 1/1426 Great Yarmouth & District
  • Unite Bracknell Branch 939
  • Unite Bristol Area Workers Group (GPM & IT)
  • Unite Bristol Composite Branch
  • Unite Bristol GPM and IT Branch
  • Unite Central Manchester 0604 Branch
  • Unite Crewe 2 Branch NEW/0270
  • Unite Crewe No2 NW/0270 Branch
  • Unite Glasgow Retired Members
  • Unite Housing Work
  • Unite LE/00013 Lambeth & Southwark Com Branch
  • Unite LE/0694M Clerkenwell & St Pancras Branch
  • Unite LE/127
  • Unite LE/406 Norwich District #1 Branch
  • Unite LE/7064E National Publishing & Media Branch
  • Unite LE/7098L London Fujitsu Combine
  • Unite LE/7377L Barclays Branch
  • Unite LE/RM009 Luton Retired Members Branch
  • Unite Leeds NE/GEO/12 Branch
  • Unite Manchester Central Branch 0604
  • Unite Manchester GEMS Sector NW/0904 Branch
  • Unite NE/203/5 Tyneside Electrical Eng & Electronic
  • Unite NE/GEO/1 Sheffield East
  • Unite NW Region
  • Unite NW/0176 Burnley Branch
  • Unite NW/0237 Chorley Branch
  • Unite NW/0522 Preston & South Ribble Branch
  • Unite NW/0619 Mid-Cheshire Branch
  • Unite NW/109 Barclays Manchester Branch
  • Unite NW/113 Diodes Zetex Semiconductors Branch
  • Unite NW/12401 Capita Manchester Branch
  • Unite NW/387 Riverside Group National Branch
  • Unite NW/55 Fujitsu NW Branch
  • Unite NW/5501
  • Unite NW/64 BAE Systems Wardle & Samlesbury
  • Unite Preston 0754 Branch
  • Unite Retired Members Glasgow Branch
  • Unite Rolls Royce Industrial SW/8008 Branch
  • Unite RR Aerostaff
  • Unite SC/164/NHS Glasgow
  • Unite SC-164-NHS N
  • Unite SE/6105 Gatwick Airport Branch
  • Unite SE/6235 Slough Branch
  • Unite SW/001408 Bristol Area Health Sector Branch
  • Unite the Union Fylde Coast Branch
  • Unite WM6050 C&W Local Tom Mann Branch
  • Unite/ Belfast Shorts & NI/T&E
  • Unite LE/7098L London Fujitsu Combine
  • Workplace collection by Roderick Cobley

On Friday (13 April) Gerry O and friends have organised a fundraising gig for us in Rochdale:

Image of leaflet for the fundraising gigFor more information about how to support us, see tiny.cc/fujitsudispute

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  1. […] They’ll also be having a fundraiser on Friday 20th in London for their campaign. In Manchester, the long-running dispute against management’s victimisation of workers at Fujitsu continues, and t…. Down south, the proposed Thurrock bin strike against surveillance cameras has now been suspended […]

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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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