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Fujitsu Manchester dispute – strikes & talks

Today was the 12th strike day for Unite members at Fujitsu Manchester in their long-running dispute over pay, pensions and job security. Last week members had endured snow, wet and wind on the picket line, but took advantage of opportunities

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Fujitsu Manchester strike day #10

This morning members braved cold and damp weather on the picket lines as part of the campaign for pay, pensions and job security. Other strikers are busy campaigning on the phone from home over the 1800 UK job cuts and

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Leafleting at BITC Summit: it’s time Fujitsu became a Responsible Business

Leafleters with flags outside BITC summit

This morning Unite was out leafleting in London again, this time at the AGM and leadership summit of Business In The Community (BITC), which last year named Fujitsu as “Responsible Business of the Year”. Around 350 people went into the conference,

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Strike day 5 at Fujitsu Manchester

Flags and strikers on roundabout outside Fujitsu Manchester

The fight for pay, pensions and job security continued today with a fifth day of strike action in Manchester, leafleting around the UK – and more leafleting at Fujitsu Forum in Munich. We are already hearing examples of customers being

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Strike day #4 at Fujitsu Manchester

Picketing at Manchester

In the week when thousands of Fujitsu staff received emails letting them know that they are at risk of redundancy or TUPE, Manchester staff were striking again over pay, pensions and job security. Across the UK Unite was handing out

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Fujitsu’s wild axe waving


Today thousands of Fujitsu staff started receiving individual emails telling them they were at risk of redundancy or TUPE – before the company has even given employees (or their reps) meaningful details of the areas affected – let alone consulted

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Support the Thunderclap for Unite@Fujitsu

Join the Thunderclap

A Thunderclap is when a large group of people sign up in advance to send the same message at the same time by social media. We are asking all our supporters to sign up here and now. The Thunderclap will

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Fujitsu strike day #3 – and more called

Pickets with big banner "Job security not 1800 job cuts"

Today was the third strike day at Fujitsu Manchester, focussing on jobs. Fujitsu has been eroding redundancy terms, which removes the incentive for them to retrain and redeploy staff rather than making redundancies. Part of our pay claim is for

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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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