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Unite backs Fujitsu pay moves

Simon Quicke

Unite has applauded the moves being made by Fujitsu to drive up minimum pay with the union backing the rise for staff announced by the services specialist.

Most of the time the headlines concerning Unite and Fujitsu are concerning strike action and reactions to redundancies but this time the union is all smiles after the minimum wage was raised to £14,000 for all staff.

There are still some gripes about the levels of pay awarded to the top earners but the result of the pay negotiations means that not too many staff will go home with effectively a zero percent rise.

"Members welcome a fairer approach to pay from Fujitsu this year, which will mean many employees receive bigger rises than they have done for years," said Kevin O'Gallagher, Unite national officer for IT and communications.

"However, the company has made clear that it sees the 2012 pay review as a 'one-off' so it will be important for staff to continue campaigning to ensure Fujitsu establishes a fair and transparent approach to pay and benefits," he added.


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