Fujitsu employees will be out on strike today and tomorrow (Thursday 20th and Friday the 21st of April) in what is the latest instance of industrial action in a longstanding dispute between the company and its workers.
Unite members across Fujitsu Services Limited in the UK started industrial action earlier this year over jobs, union recognition, pay and pensions with ongoing action short of strike and five strike days since 28 February.
Unite members have also organised a protest on Friday outside the Japanese Embassy in London in support of the strike, and a solidarity rally will be taking place in Manchester.
Fujitsu has terminated its UK works council and announced 1800 UK job cuts, the first of which was due on Monday the 20th of March.
According to Unite, the strike’s major aims are:
- to save jobs, avoid Compulsory Redundancies and improve redundancy pay;
- for all employees to have the right to union recognition;
- for compensation for employees whose pensions were retrospectively slashed;
- to tackle pay inequality; and,
- for Fujitsu to become an accredited Living Wage employer.
For more details about picket lines, or how to support the strike, please visit the Unite@Fujitsu website.