Thursday, 21 January 2010

PCS members at HP to strike over pay and jobs

Good luck to PCS members due to strike tomorrow at HP in a dispute over jobs and pay.

More information on the PCS web site.

Ask your MP to sign EDM 646 on the Fujitsu dispute

Tony Lloyd MP has tabled Early Day Motion 646 on the Fujitsu dispute over Jobs, Pay & Pensions.

UNITE is asking people to get their MPs to sign it.

Sunday, 17 January 2010

JGS report from the November 2009 UNITE EC meeting

The Joint General Secretaries' briefing is finally out from the November meeting of the UNITE Executive Council (EC). As usual, I'm happy to send it on to UNITE members on request.

Our next EC meeting is this week, so the official minutes should be out soon.

Friday, 15 January 2010

UNITE members at Fujitsu finish six strike days - six more called

Today we had our sixth strike day over Jobs, Pay and Pensions today, which went well. Reports and photos are gradually being posted on

Though the campaign has already achieved some gains, the threats of redundancies on 31st January and the end of pensions consultation are looming large. UNITE has today issued a call for six more strike days if the dispute is not resolved.

IBM pensions debated in parliament

This week IBM staff took their campaign against the closure of their pension scheme to parliament, with a Westminster Hall debate.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Fujitsu strikes over Jobs, Pay & Pensions

Our first strike day (Friday 18th December) went well. You can read reports and see pictures on

Further strike days have been called for:

  • Thursday 7th January
  • Friday 8th January
  • Monday 11th January
  • Thursday 14th January
  • Friday 15th January
The "appeal for support" leaflet and collection sheet are available on