IT workers lobby the government not to delete their jobs


IT workers lobby the government not to delete their jobs

Karl Flinders

Fujitsu workers from around the UK will lobby the government to act on their complaints about changes to pay and pensions.

Members of the union Unite from Fujitsu are attending a parliamentary lobby tomorrow (27 January) to highlight their fight against redundancies and a pay freeze. They are also fighting Fujitsu's plans to change its final salary pension scheme.

Fujitsu staff are already involved in a series of strikes in the UK.

The workers will carry placards bearing the message "Don't delete our jobs" and "Don't crash our pensions".

"These workers are saying enough is enough," said Peter Skyte, Unite national officer for the IT sector. "We're coming to Westminster to impress upon Parliament that Fujitsu should not be using cuts to employees' jobs, pay and pensions in the UK as a cash cow to boost the profits of the company worldwide."

An Early Day Motion, which could lead to parliamentary debate, has been tabled by Tony Lloyd MP in the House of Commons in support of the Fujitsu workers.

Fujitsu employs around 11,500 people in the UK.

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