Following talks Fujitsu has provided an offer (published by Unite on the Fujitsu intranet) to resolve the dispute over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions.
All industrial action is immediately suspending while members consider the offer. 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 is organising meetings at Fujitsu sites around the UK to discuss the offer and next steps – details here.
If members support the approach set out in the offer, negotiations will take place while the action is suspended on an updated National Protocol Agreement to give more rights and facilities to members who don’t yet have union recognition and collective bargaining. The offer and the new National Protocol would then be put to the vote together, in early August.
Alternatively, if members don’t support the approach set out in the offer, Unite could pull out of the discussions on an updated National Protocol and re-ballot members for further industrial action.
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.