Fujitsu outsourcing staff walk out again


Fujitsu outsourcing staff walk out again

Antony Savvas

IT workers at outsourcer Fujitsu Services in Manchester are to take further strike action this month, with action beginning this Wednesday (7 March 2007).

On the same day, the strikers will lobby MPs at Parliament about their dispute over union recognition, redundancy terms and pay.

Further strike action is planned for Monday 12 March to Wednesday 14 March. Action short of a strike involving the withdrawal of goodwill commenced on 22 December and is still ongoing.

Although the union Amicus and Fujitsu have failed to find a solution to the dispute at arbitration service Acas, one stumbling block has been removed.

One striker had faced disciplinary action by the company for his role in the dispute, but he has now been cleared.

The workers have already taken strike action for two days in February, five days in January and one day in November.

It is not clear how the strike action has affected the company’s outsourcing contracts, which include work for central government, Marks & Spencer, Orange and Tesco, as the company will not comment on the dispute.

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