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As hundreds of workers at Fujitsu prepare to down tools over the imminent threat of widespread redundancies, a power struggle at top of Unite, the union representing the staff, is taking shape.
Unionised Fujitsu workers have already taken nine days of strike action over pay, pensions and job cuts – some 1,800 people in the UK organisation (13 per cent of the local workforce) have been put at risk of losing their positions.
Days - Action - Today - Monday - January
A further five days of industrial action are pencilled in starting today and ending on Monday, 16 January. Another two dates have been mentioned but were not confirmed by Unite. The strike action also includes a refusal to work overtime or to cooperate with projects to move work offshore.
“We’ll be picketing outside [Fujitsu’s] sites and are planning to visit customers and potential customer locations to campaign,” said Ian Allinson, chair of the combined Fujitsu UK and Unite committee.
Fujitsu - People - Europe - Risk - Redundancy
In total, Fujitsu has put 3,300 people across Europe at risk of redundancy, so the axe is falling hard on the UK subsidiary. The axe is due to start swinging in February and...
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