Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/464/1752
From The Socialist newspaper, 22 November 2006
Fujitsu on strike
HUNDREDS OF staff working for giant multinational Fujitsu IT Services took strike action on 20 November against attacks on pay, working conditions and union rights.
Hugh Caffrey, Manchester
One of the Amicus reps, Phil, explained to me how the company appointed a union-busting consultant as their lead "negotiator" with the union!
Across the Fujitsu sites in Warrington, Wakefield and Thames Valley, union membership is growing as workers are sick of being ignored and treated like dirt. As a strike placard put it: "What do we have to do to make you listen to your employees?"
Speaking at the strike rally, senior rep Ian Allinson explained the climate of fear in Fujitsu but that the union is "standing up to this bullying atmosphere".
Union members are now discussing the next steps in the campaign. Phil explained how union members are withdrawing goodwill. If the bosses continue refusing to settle the dispute, then further industrial action will be necessary.
Send messages to email@example.com and donations to John Wood, 301 Bolton Road, Bury, BL8 2NZ. Cheques payable to "Manchester IT Workers Group". More information and dispute collection sheet available online at www.ourunion.org.uk, or contact Ian Allinson, Fujitsu Services, Central Park, Northampton Road, Manchester, M40 5BP.
Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.
In The Socialist 22 November 2006:
Public health not private profit
Nurses against 'natural wastage'
Swansea says no closures
Ipswich campaign saves nurses' jobs
Pensioners lead the way
Socialism 2006 main rally
Films show a world of rising struggles
Socialist Party youth rally
Socialism 2006: a great success
Collection a big success
Socialism 2006 closing rally: defend the NHS
Stop the fat cats! No to Cutbacks! Fight tuition fees!
New Socialist Party publication
Marxism in Today's World
The Socialist Interview
Can Labour be reclaimed?
Homelessness: Privatising the problem
International socialist news
Worldwide protests at MP's murder
Thatcher's monetarist guru dies
Prodi government under siege
US rages but Ortega's victory is no revolution
Socialist Party news and analysis
Queen's speech says 'work till you drop'
Lincoln organises against the far right
Socialist Party workplace news
Local government pensions: We're no April fools!
Disciplinary action against UNISON secretary
JJB Sports workers score a victory
Fujitsu on strike
The Socialist 22 November 2006 |
Join the Socialist
Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777
Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206
Regional Socialist Party organisers:
Eastern: 0798 202 1969
East Mids: 0773 797 8057
London: 020 8988 8786
North East: 0191 421 6230
North West 07769 611 320
South East: 020 8988 8777
South West: 07759 796 478
Southern: 07833 681910
Wales: 07935 391 947
West Mids: 02476 555 620
Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551