Friday, 6 November 2009

UNITE calls strikes at Fujitsu

The official call for strike action over Jobs, Pay & Pensions was issued yesterday, starting with strikes on Thursday 12th, Friday 13th and Monday 16th November.

Fujitsu had not accepted an offer of talks. The company has started telling members they are provisionally selected for redundancy, with the dismissals planned for 11th December. They also rejected all the proposals and alternatives put forward by reps in relation to the Defined Benefit pension fund. The company moved slightly, putting back the proposed date for closure of the scheme to existing members by a year, but offered no compensation or improvement to the standard Defined Contribution scheme. UNITE estimates this would be equivalent to a pay cut of around 20% for members.

All this from a company that is still highly profitable.

There's an "Appeal for Support" leaflet and a Collection Sheet on the front page of

PCS was also expected to call industrial action at Fujitsu, but I haven't seen any official announcement yet.

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