Fujitsu dispute

All Unite members employed by Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK will be receiving an email from the union on Friday 4 August asking them to vote on the company offer in relation to the national dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions.

Please read the information and cast your vote. To count, your vote must be received by Monday 14 August.

All industrial action remains suspended until further notice. Amongst other things this means that you should complete timesheets normally. Unite is not encouraging members to complete the backlog of timesheets unless the offer is accepted.

 


Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK started industrial action over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions with ongoing action short of strike and strikes on 28 February; 17, 24, 27 March; 13, 20, 21, 24, 27, 28 April; 4, 5 , 8, 11, 12 May.


 

For Fujitsu staff there is a Q&A about the dispute, industrial action, picketing, dispute benefit etc.

Download an appeal for support leaflet and a collection sheet.

Fujitsu has terminated its UK works council and announced 1800 UK job cuts, the first of which have already taken place.

Unite @ Fujitsu is campaigning:

  • To save jobs, avoid Compulsory Redundancies and improve redundancy pay
  • For all employees to have the right to union recognition, especially now our Voice has been removed
  • For compensation for employees whose pensions were retrospectively slashed; to tackle pay inequality; and for Fujitsu to become an accredited Living Wage employer

The national action follows the recent resolution of a local Manchester dispute which included twelve days of strike action.

You can support members at Fujitsu:

  • Send a message of support to support@ourunion.org.uk or Unite the Union, Fujitsu MAN34, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP
  • Send a message of protest to Duncan.Tait@uk.fujitsu.com and Lucy.Dimes@uk.fujitsu.com
  • Donations payable to “Manchester IT Workers Group” can be sent c/o John Wood, 50 Brooklyn Street, Crewe, CW2 7JF. Or transfer online to Account: 00980539, Sort Code: 30-91-48 and email support@ourunion.org.uk with details.
  • Follow and promote the campaign on social media using #FujitsuFightback. www.facebook.com/uniteatfujitsu. www.twitter.com/unitefujitsu.

Below is a list of some major Fujitsu sites around the UK with typical picket details (see above for confirmations):

  • BLA01: Lancaster House, Shorebury Point, Amy Johnson Way, Blackpool, FY4 2RJ. PICKET: 8 – 9:30
  • BSN01: Jays Close, Viables Industrial Estate, Basingstoke, RG22 4BY. PICKET: 8-10am and 12-2pm.
  • SOL20, Solihull Parkway, Birmingham Business Park, Birmingham B37 7YU. PICKET 8-10am.
  • BRA01: Lovelace Road, Bracknell, RG12 8SN. PICKET 7:45 – 9:30am.
  • CRE02: Infinity House, Mallard Way, Off Electra Way, Crewe Business Park, Crewe, CW1 6ZQ. PICKET 7:30-10am.
  • EDI01: 1 Lochside Ave, Edinburgh EH12 9DJ. PICKET 8-10am.
  • LON22: 22 Baker Street, London, W1U 3BW. PICKET from 8am.
  • MAN33/34/35: Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP. PICKET 7-10am.
  • STE04: 14 Cavendish Road, Stevenage, SG1 2DY. PICKET 7:30-9:30am.
  • WAK01: Wakefield House, Borough Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1XU. PICKET 7:45 – 9:15am.
  • WAR08/13: Temple Court, Daten Avenue, Risley, Warrington, WA3 6GD. PICKET 7-11am.

Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK have been taking industrial as part of their dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions. Action from 28 February has included 15 days of strikes and ongoing action short of strike.

INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS CURRENTLY SUSPENDED while members consider an offer from Fujitsu.

The national dispute follows the resolution of a local dispute in Manchester which included 12 strike days.

Further information is available here including events, pickets, a downloadable appeal for support leaflet and how to donate to our strike fund.

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