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Fujitsu has agreed to up its minimum wage for its British workers following sustained pressure from union Unite.

The Japanese corporate put in place a £12,000 base salary in 2010 after negotiating with the union and agreed to review this annually.

The union said it was pushing for Fujitsu to raise the threshold to £15,000 to match the Minimum Income Standard or Living Wage, but the firm has agreed to a UK-wide increase to £14,000.

In areas where the union has collective bargaining, Unite said Fujitsu had pushed up the wages to £14,500 and said that with with pay awards this would breach the £15,000 barrier.

This means that lower paid staff will not need to "suffer zero per cent pay reviews," the union said. Fujitsu has initiated a below-inflation budget for the 2012 pay review, it added.

"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 Gallagher, Unite national officer for IT and communication.

"However, the company has made it 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."

Gallagher added Unite was asking Fujitsu to sign up to the Fair Pay Charter for the IT services industry.

A Fujitsu spokesman said it had no additional comment. ®

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