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Issue No. 2183

Fujitsu workers in Crewe on strike before Christmas

Fujitsu workers in Crewe on strike before Christmas

Hundreds of IT workers at Fujitsu services are to start five days of strikes this week.

They are in the frontline of resisting a wave of assaults on working class people. And it is clear that there are more vicious attacks coming—whoever wins the general election.

Dean, a Fujitsu worker in Manchester, told Socialist Worker, “There are three issues people face in every industry—jobs, pay and pensions. That’s what our dispute is about.

“But our strike is not just about Fujitsu—other workers will be watching what happens. And if we gain something here, it will spur others on to fight too.”

A group of Fujitsu strikers will be coming to the Right to Work conference in Manchester on 30 January.

Dean explains, “The conference is a chance to hear from various industries and campaigns, to encourage others to fight and to develop the collective struggle we need.”

The Unite union’s Fujitsu UK combine committee has backed the Right to Work conference.

Ian Allinson, the committee chair, told Socialist Worker, “Many employers are using the recession to make permanent changes and to attack pay and conditions. If we don’t resist these attacks now we’ll be paying for it for the rest of our lives.

“The Right to Work conference will bring people together to share experiences and to organise to fight the attacks we all face.”

Saturday 30 January, 11.30am-5pm
Central Hall, Oldham St, Manchester M1 1WT

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