Fujitsu strikers take battle to House of Commons


Fujitsu strikers take battle to House of Commons

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Unionised Fujitsu workers are planning to attend a parliamentary lobby to increase awareness of redundancies and changes to the pension scheme proposed by the firm.


Around 30 Unite representatives from Fujitsu sites around the UK will meet on Parliament Square, outside the House of Commons on 27 January, carrying placards stating "Don't delete our jobs" and "Don't crash our pensions".


The integrator plans to make up to 100 compulsory redundancies by the end of this week but has deferred closing the final salary pension scheme to further accrual until December 2010.


"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," said Unite spokesman Peter Skyte.


As revealed last week, MP Tony Lloyd has tabled an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons to back the plight of disgruntled Fujitsu workers, and industrial action has been extended into February.


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