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Talks reopen over Fujitsu dispute

Issue No. 2039

The Amicus union has laid out its plans for the next few weeks of campaigning in the ongoing dispute at Fujitsu over union recognition, redundancy, redeployment and pay.

Following the recent five-day strike, management finally agreed to reopen talks at arbitration service Acas this week.

A one-day strike on Wednesday 28 February will focus on visiting customer sites.

A one-day strike on Wednesday 7 March will see members travelling to London to put pressure on the company through MPs.

This is particularly important given that central government is the company’s biggest customer.

A three-day strike from 12-14 March will allow members to send delegations around Britain once again, leafleting other Fujitsu sites and touring workplaces to raise support.

With eight days of strike action taken already, fundraising continues to be important.

As Socialist Worker went to press, the company had still given no decision on the disciplinary action against Ian Allinson, senior Amicus rep.

For dispute news, leaflets, collection sheets and petitions go to

Donations, payable to Manchester IT Workers Group, to John Wood, 301 Bolton Road, Bury, BL8 2NZ.

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Sat 24 Feb 2007, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2039
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