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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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Industrial action suspended, but the #FujitsuFightback goes on

Unite members at Fujitsu Manchester met on Tuesday 17 April 2018 and decided that their fight over compulsory redundancies, victimisation of reps, and breaches of agreements will continue. All industrial action is currently suspended following the end of the 12-week

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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: Meanwhile our gazebo had been decorated with photos and hundreds of messages of support (which you

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Support strikers as Len McCluskey writes to Fujitsu Japan

Last week Unite’s General Secretary Len McCluskey wrote to Fujitsu’s global president, Tatsuya Tanaka. The full letter is here. Len McCluskey says: Despite pressure from within my own organisation I have instructed that there be no serious escalation in our

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Fujitsu dispute continues to escalate

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

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Protesters accuse Fujitsu of victimising whistleblowers

Crowd with Unite flags and banners reading "Fujitsu: stop discriminating against whisleblowers" and "Fujitsu: what have you got to hide?"

Protesters held a demonstration this morning (23 February) outside Fujitsu’s offices in Manchester. They are accusing the company of using the cover of redundancies to get rid of workers who blew the whistle on unethical and possibly illegal company behaviour.

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Updated Fujitsu strike plans

Since Unite announced strike action at Fujitsu Manchester from Thursday 22 to Wednesday 28 February, Fujitsu has announced an employee briefing with Duncan Tait (Fujitsu’s head of the Americas, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) and Adrian Hart (Head of

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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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Fujitsu – letting down every woman

This morning, as Fujitsu staff in Manchester start their 7-day strike, strikers and supporters will be protesting outside the everywoman in Tech Forum taking place at London’s Park Lane Hilton. Fujitsu is one of everywoman’s Corporate Partners, but is letting

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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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