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October 19, 2016

Fujitsu Manchester ballot result

Members have voted for strike action and action short of strike over pay, pensions and job security

Unite has declared the result of the ballot on industrial action at Manchester. Voting closed at noon today, Wednesday 19th October. The official notice of the result and the covering letter to the company are provided here and here.

UNITE members in scope of the Manchester Recognition Agreement voted by 78.5% for industrial action short of strike and by 55.5% for strike action. A summary of the result is as follows:

Question: Are you prepared to take part in strike action?
Number of votes cast 192
Spoiled voting papers 1
Number voting YES 106 (55.5%)
Number voting NO 85 (44.5%)

Question: Are you prepared to take part in industrial action short of a strike?
Number of votes cast 192
Spoiled voting papers 1
Number voting YES 150 (78.5%)
Number voting NO 41 (21.5%)

Thanks to all members who returned their ballot papers.

You should not take any industrial action unless and until officially instructed to do so by the union.

There will be further announcements in the next few days following on from this ballot and the recent members meeting resolution about the industrial action. Members are reminded that before any action takes place the company have to be given seven days notice; therefore members will at least have that notice and are strongly encouraged to attend any organising meetings, so they can contribute to and shape the action and campaign.

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October 13, 2016

Messages of support for Fujitsu Manchester

Since Manchester members issued their appeal for support they have been overwhelmed with messages from organisations and individuals across the trade union movement in and beyond the UK, as well as from former employees. You can read the first batch of these messages here.

A huge thank you to everyone who is supporting our fight for pay, pensions and job security.

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October 11, 2016

Fujitsu to axe 1,800 IT jobs ‘a hammer blow’ to the UK economy, says Unite

Unite has issued the press release below which is already getting a lot of coverage.

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Fujitsu to axe 1,800 IT jobs ‘a hammer blow’ to the UK economy, says Unite

IT giant Fujitsu’s plans to axe 1,800 jobs - about 18 per cent of its UK workforce - was branded as ‘a hammer blow’ to the British economy by Unite, the country’s largest union, today (Tuesday 11 October).

Unite national officer for IT Ian Tonks said: “This is a hammer blow for these hardworking employees who have given their all to make the UK subsidiary highly profitable.

“It is not good news for the UK economy as the company says that it intends to offshore many of these jobs, with increased automation also responsible for job losses.

“Fujtsu’s main UK subsidiary made £85.6m profit last year and we see no reason for these job losses. Unite will be doing its utmost to fight for these jobs, as well as giving our members maximum support at this very worrying time.”

Workers will be affected at Fujitsu’s major sites which include Belfast Bracknell, Crewe, Londonderry/Derry, Manchester, Stevenage, Wakefield and Warrington.

Today’s announcement comes as Fujitsu staff in Manchester are voting in an industrial action ballot over pay, pensions and job security. Unite claims that the company has been cutting pay rates for years, despite healthy profits and it is failing to tackle a significant gender pay gap. The strike ballot result is expected on Wednesday 19 October.

The company has also given notice to terminate its UK works council, Fujitsu Voice, from January 2017, which, the union says, will reduce workers’ redundancy and consultation rights. Unite is fighting this, with the aim of securing union recognition for Fujitsu’s 10,000 UK workers.

Ian Tonks added: “Fujitsu claims to be a responsible business - it needs to start acting like one. Its UK staff make the company excellent profits.

“They deserve to be treated better than ‘unit costs’ that need to be minimised. Fujitsu staff are saying they have had enough of job and income insecurity and of being denied a real voice in their working lives.

“They can rely on the backing of Unite in challenging Fujitsu’s actions.”


Notes to editors:

Fujitsu employs about 10,000 people in the UK delivering IT services to government and major companies.

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Email:

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.

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October 06, 2016

How to avoid being Fujitsu Voice-less

The company plans to terminate Fujitsu Voice in January, cutting employees' rights in relation to redundancy, information and consultation.

Click here to find out how you can take action to regain your rights.

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September 30, 2016

Fujitsu Manchester appeal for support

Unite members from Fujitsu will be joining the People's Assembly demonstration in Birmingham on Sunday, where they will be distributing this updated appeal for support now the ballot of Manchester members has opened.

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September 23, 2016

Notice of industrial action ballot (Manchester)

Below is the notice to members of the industrial action ballot. A copy of the notice to the employer can be read here and a sample ballot form read here


Fujitsu Services Limited / Manchester Bargaining Unit


The Union intends to conduct a ballot for industrial action of all members in the Manchester Bargaining Unit employed by Fujitsu Services Limited.

Voting papers will be sent out on Friday 30th September. If you have not received a voting paper by Thursday 6th October you should contact IMMEDIATELY.

The names of the members to be balloted are available from Ian Allinson via ( from Monday 26th September. If you are entitled to vote in the ballot please check that you are on the list and that your address is accurately recorded.

If you know anyone who is away from work at the moment but who should be included in the ballot, please give his/ her name to so that your reps can check whether your colleague should be sent a voting paper.

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September 21, 2016

Ten Good Reasons to Joint Unite @ Fujitsu

There's a new leaflet out that members will be distributing "one per desk" at sites across Fujitsu. It sets out Ten Good Reasons to join Unite @ Fujitsu.

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