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”. ®