Strikes at Fujitsu over victimisation

Submitted by SJW on 16 January, 2018 - 8:15 Author: Peggy Carter

Workers at Fujitsu in Manchester will strike for 11 days over victimisation of union reps, breaches of the company′s redundancy agreement, and compulsory redundancies.

Unite members at Fujitsu have been fighting job cuts and a victimisation culture for over a year. The latest round of strikes comes after a Unite rep of 26 years standing, Ian Allinson, was sacked. Ian Allinson said: “On Tuesday (9 January), while I was on compassionate leave for a family funeral, Fujitsu sent me a letter telling me that I will be dismissed tomorrow (12 January) after more than 30 years’ service, including 26 as a union rep. 

“Despite having an outstanding internal job application which Fujitsu has not responded to, the company is not allowing me to work my notice.” 

Workers will strike for three days on 24-26 January, for 24 hours on 30 January, followed by a week-long strike from 8-14 February.

Strikes will also be accompanied by a work to rule from 24 January to 17 April.

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