Talks between the Amicus union and Fujitsu management last week to settle the long-running dispute at IT-services giant Fujitsu appear to have borne little fruit.
Staff in Manchester have already struck for eight days in defence of agreements on union recognition, redundancy, redeployment and pay.
Amicus plans a one-day strike on Wednesday of next week when members will travel to London to present a petition to the House of Commons.
Fujitsu is the biggest supplier of IT services to central government, and the petition calls for the government to ensure all suppliers treat staff fairly.
A three-day strike is also planned for 12-14 March, when strikers will travel the country leafleting other Fujitsu sites and touring workplaces to raise support.
More information on the Fujitsu dispute can be found on www.ourunion.org.uk Donations (payable to “Manchester IT Workers Group”) can be sent to John Wood, 301 Bolton Road, Bury, BL8 2NZ.
The last day of the three-day Fujitsu strike, 14 March, coincides with the Manchester Organising for Fighting Unions rally at Manchester’s Mechanics Institute starting at 7.30pm.
Speakers include Bob Crow (RMT general secretary), Billy Hayes (CWU general secretary), George Galloway MP and Jenny Lennox from the NUJ.
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