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Offer to settle Fujitsu dispute in Manchester to be pu...

Offer to settle Fujitsu dispute in Manchester to be put to Unite members

20 January 2017

An offer aimed at settling the long-running dispute on pay, pensions and job security at Fujitsu in Manchester will be put to Unite’s 300 members.

The workers are set to vote on the offer in the next couple of weeks and follows talks between of Unite, the country’s largest union, and the Fujitsu management yesterday (Thursday 19 January).

In the meantime, Unite has suspended all industrial action. The 24-hour strike due to have taken place today (Friday) is not now happening.

Unite regional officer Sharon Hutchinson said: “Following talks yesterday with the management, Unite is putting an offer to settle this long-running dispute to our members. This will be put to the members in the next couple of weeks.

“We will not be releasing details of this offer until our members have had the opportunity to consider and vote on it. In the meantime, all industrial action is suspended.”

The background to the dispute was last year’s announcement that Fujitsu wants to cut 1,800 UK jobs - over 18 per cent of its UK workforce.

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Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940.