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Talks reopen over Fujitsu dispute

24 February 2007
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.

Reports round-up

17 February 2007
New moves in Fujitsu dispute Fujitsu workers from Manchester travelled to London last week to meet MPs. The workers, members of the Amicus union, wanted to discuss their ongoing dispute.

Building grassroots support for Fujitsu dispute

10 February 2007
A large group of striking Amicus union members from Fujitsu came to the lunchtime rally in Manchester.

Amicus union recognition victory at Selex-SAS

10 February 2007
Workers in the Amicus union at Selex-SAS (formerly BAE Systems) in Luton have won a union recognition agreement covering 400 engineers.

Defend Antony Czubkowski

27 January 2007
The campaign to defend Antony "Chub" Czubkowski, the senior shop steward for the Amicus union at Central Networks, is continuing.

Fujitsu workers step up their industrial action campaign

27 January 2007
A packed meeting of Amicus union members at Fujitsu in Manchester last week decided to step up their campaign to defend agreements on union recognition, redundancy, redeployment and pay. They are also pushing for better pay.

Defend Amicus steward Anthony Czubkowski

20 January 2007
The campaign against the suspension of Anthony "Chub" Czubkowski, the senior shop steward for the Amicus union at Central Networks, took a number of steps forward last week.

Senior shop steward suspended at E.ON

13 January 2007
Anthony "Chub" Czubkowski, the senior shop steward for the Amicus union at Central Networks, was suspended from work just before Christmas, pending an investigation.

Fujitsu escalates dispute with Manchester staff

16 December 2006
IT services giant Fujitsu escalated its dispute with Manchester staff by walking away from talks with Acas last week. It has also threatened disciplinary action against Ian Allinson, the senior Amicus Rep, as part of an effort to attack the union by reducing facility time in the middle of the dispute.

Health service round-up

04 November 2006
Peterborough and Stamford hospital trust Maintenance workers in Amicus at Peterborough and Stamford hospital trust are being balloted for industrial action over pay.

Demonstrating against the suspension of NHS activist Yunus Bakhsh

21 October 2006
Around 100 trade unionists from the Unison, Amicus, PCS, UCU, NUT, T&G and GMB unions demonstrated outside the meeting room of Newcastle Trusts headquarters on Wednesday of last week. They were protesting at the summary suspension of NHS activist Yunus Bakhsh.

B-N Group pay strike

14 October 2006
Some 85 members of the Amicus union struck at the B-N plant on the Isle of Wight on Friday of last week over pay.

Reports round-up

07 October 2006
Derby Rolls Royce sees stoppages Around 2,300 Amicus union members at the Derby Rolls Royce plant are holding a one-hour strike at the end of their shifts every day this week. The workers are also working to rule.

New strike threat in NHS

07 October 2006
The Amicus union is preparing a strike ballot among workers in the NHS blood service to prevent the threatened closure of 14 blood centres. The plans follow two 24-hour strikes in NHS Logistics (see page 5).

Strike planned at Rolls Royce, Derby

30 September 2006
Around 2,500 Amicus union members at the Rolls Royce plant in Derby are set to strike after rejecting a second pay offer from the company.

Electricians strike at Hunterston nuclear plant

23 September 2006
Electricians in the Amicus union working at two Hunterston nuclear power stations in Ayrshire, Scotland, have begun a series of strikes due to the removal of a 50 pence per hour enhancement that had been in place for 30 years.

Reports round-up

08 July 2006
Gill Whittaker campaign Over 60 people lobbied the disciplinary hearing for Chesterfield PCS activist Gill Whittaker on Friday of last week. Those attending included delegations from the GMB, CWU, Amicus, UCU unions, Chesterfield trades council and the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers’ Centre. Speakers at the rally included Paul Holmes MP.

BBC pensions

06 May 2006
‘The four BBC unions met last week – the NUJ, Bectu, Amicus and the Musicians’ Union – and everyone agreed that the BBC’s pensions proposals were completely unacceptable.

Inverurie paper

22 April 2006
The Amicus union at Inverurie Paper have suspended strike action at the mill after a new offer from management.

Fight for union recognition at Fujitsu Services

25 March 2006
IT services company Fujitsu Services (formerly ICL) is facing a strike ballot over attempts to derecognise the Amicus union at its Manchester offices, which employ about 800 people.

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