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Ian Allinson’s status

Ian is our former Convenor / Senior Rep at Fujitsu Manchester and former Chair of the National Fujitsu Combine Committee who was dismissed by Fujitsu. Ian has posted the following on his website “Ian Allinson v Fujitsu Services Limited Employment

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Unite Fujitsu dispute progresses

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell MP with Ian Allinson. Holding leaflets and the "reinstate Ian Allinson" statement signed by John.

If Fujitsu thought they could sit out the dispute and it would go away, they were badly mistaken. Since the industrial action was suspended Unite members and supporters have been busy protesting and building support for the campaign. Fujitsu should

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Thank you to our friends and supporters at Mears

Whilst on the picket line today our friends and supporters from Mears dropped off doughnuts and chocolate which was most welcome on a blowy day! Despite the weather we still had a good turnout. The feedback from the leafleting at

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Unite dossier on Fujitsu pay inequality – 2017

Unite publishes its dossier on unequal pay in Fujitsu today to coincide with Equal pay day in the UK and a year after Unite published the first dossier on unequal pay. Whilst some progress has been made both in terms of

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Fujitsu Dispute Update

Although industrial action is suspended, the dispute between Unite members and Fujitsu is still ongoing. Negotiations are continuing for a new National Protocol Agreement which will form a significant part of the offer from Fujitsu that members will be voting

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More strike days called

Unite has given the company official notification of further UK-wide Fujitsu Services Limited strike days in our campaign over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions: Two 24 hour stoppages commencing at 00:01 hours on Friday 24th March 2017 & Monday the

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Industrial action suspended

To: All Employees in the Manchester Bargaining Unit Negotiations today have led to a company offer as a result of which the industrial action is suspended with immediate effect pending a members’ meeting to vote on the offer. Please note

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Dispute update: some progress

Negotiations update Unite reps including Sharon Hutchinson our full time officer, met with the company and ACAS on 9th December. The company sent a higher level of management (Tim Cowell, Head of Agenda 2020 and Sarah Wadsworth, Head of HR

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'Fujitsu Whistleblower' hotline. Concerned about unethical or illegal practices? Contact the hotline on 0800 852 7479 or It is run by Unite the Union and your identity will be kept strictly confidential. Don't let Fujitsu silence whistleblowers.

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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