The Channel logo

News

By | Paul Kunert 5th October 2011 11:21

Unite calls off strikes at Fujitsu

Keeps quiet on pay deal for members

Trade union Unite has halted strike action at Fujitsu UK after negotiating an eleventh-hour deal with management over pay.

However, unlike the Public and Commercial (PCS) Services union, Unite stopped short of publicly discussing the deal it had brokered for members.

Industrial action has been due to take place in Manchester, including a small demo at the Tory party conference, but the union said "last minute discussions" led to the suspension of the planned walkout.

"Our members do not take strike action lightly. The agreement is good news for both our members and for Fujitsu," said Kevin O'Gallagher, Unite national officer.

"Further talks are planned with the company. We hope this will produce an improved offer, which we will put to our members," he added.

Mid-September, PCS confirmed that it secured an 11 per cent basic rise for the lowest paid workers with a few other sweeteners thrown in, claiming Fujitsu brought another £500,000 to the negotiating table.

A UK spokesman at Fujitsu told The Reg that it will initiate further talks in the hope they will "produce a further offer for Unite to put to its members”. ®

alert Send corrections

Opinion

Alexandre Mesguich

Change is order of day as tech giants shift strategy gears
Partnership

Frank Jennings

Confused? No problem, we have 5, no 6, no 7... lots of standards

Chris Mellor

VC sequence could end not with a bang, but a whimper
Sad man stares glumly over boxed contents of desk. Image via shutterstock (Baranq)

Features

money trap conceptual illustration
Big boys snare the unwary with too-good-to-be-true deals
Angus Highland cow
Pet carriers not wanted for whitebox stampede
FBcoldstoragearray
Sorry OpenStack and Open Compute, we're not all Facebook
Gary Kovacs, CEO of AVG. Pic: World Economic Forum
Scammy download sites? Government snooping? Run of the mill for Gary Kovacs