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Union Unite has confirmed five more days of strike action at Fujitsu.

Starting tomorrow, Friday 22 January, 454 union members at Fujitsu will walk out. Further strike days are planned for Friday 29 January, Monday 1 February, Friday 5 February and Monday 8 February.

Unite members in Northern Ireland will strike 26 January, and members in Scotland, England and Wales will strike Wednesday 27 January.

The union complains that Fujitsu is forcing closure of its final salary pension scheme on staff in a move which effectively cuts their salaries by 20 per cent. It is also pushing to end the pay freeze at Fujitsu, which it is bringing in despite the firm's big profits - £177m last year. The union is also campaigning to keep job cuts to a minimum and oppose compulsory redundancy.

In a ballot held last October 74 per cent of Unite's members at Fujitsu voted in favour of industrial action.

Fujitsu employs 11,000 people in the UK at over 100 locations. Fujitsu Services provides tech support to many government departments and big companies. ®

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