Fujitsu workers in strike vote over local job losses

Workers are to vote on industrial action over redundancies
Workers are to vote on industrial action over redundancies

Workers at Japanese IT company Fujitsu are to be balloted on industrial action to try to prevent compulsory redundancies.

Members of the Communication Workers Union will vote shortly on whether or not to launch a campaign of action unless compulsory job losses are ruled out at company sites in Northern Ireland.

Assistant secretary John East said: “It’s our view that the company’s reorganisation plan can be carried out through voluntary redundancies, redeployment and relocation.

“To achieve this, however the company would have to increase the number of alternative jobs on offer, something it could easily do, and also increase the compensation terms,” he added.

“We urge the business to sit down and talk seriously with the union about how we can work together to ensure that there is a job for everyone who wants to stay.

“But, if Fujitsu refuse to do this, then they will leave us with no alternative but to carry out an industrial action ballot.”