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Fujitsu dispute settled

Issue No. 2069

A long-running dispute between the Unite union and IT services company Fujitsu has been settled. Unite members at Fujitsu’s Central Park site in Manchester voted by 99.6 percent on an 89.2 percent turnout to accept the company’s offer for new agreements covering union recognition, redundancy and redeployment rights, pay and benefits.

More than 1,000 employees, who work at the site or are based at home, can benefit from these new agreements.

The company and Unite have also agreed a protocol for organising Fujitsu sites where there is no union recognition agreement.

A learning partnership agreement has been reached, improving access to training and development for Manchester employees.

Unite members took 12 days of strike action and months of action short of a strike.

The PCS civil service workers’ union has congratulated Unite members at Fujitsu on the deal. Fujitsu Unite members have shown solidarity with other disputes and visited a number of workplaces during their struggle to raise solidarity.

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Tue 18 Sep 2007, 19:15 BST
Issue No. 2069
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