Amicus members at Fujitsu in Manchester continue their long-running battle to defend union recognition and agreements on redundancy, redeployment and pay.
A three-day strike last week saw strikers in good spirits, with delegations touring Scotland, the Thames Valley and the West Midlands, as well as plenty of people picketing in Manchester.
Another group leafleted Fujitsu Crewe, where they’ve set up a meeting for staff there to get organised. Strikers also mailed every Amicus member across the rest of Fujitsu with campaign and organising material.
The trip to parliament during the previous strike has started to bear fruit, with a group of MPs writing to management asking for a meeting about the dispute.
Fujitsu is one of the biggest suppliers of IT services to central government, and the strikers have been asking why the government allows the company to behave so badly.
Amicus has now approved a national organising campaign in Fujitsu, and it is essential that activists across the company ensure this is turned into a reality.
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