Bonus increase at Fujitsu amid pay freeze
26th April 2012
The union has secured a bonus increase from three per cent to five per cent for members at Antrim and Birmingham who work for Fujitsu Telecommunications (FTEL Europe), after the company said that it was imposing a pay freeze for 2012.
The members have also accepted an offer of an extra day's leave. Assistant secretary Grace Mitchell said: "There are fewer than 20 people left at Birmingham, however Fujitsu have said that, in their view, no one will be getting a pay increase, and that is the expectation of the global board. While we are disappointed, our members recognize the situation, and we will re-double our efforts next year."
Grace added that Fujitsu were servicing the first year of the
company taking on the installers for the Virgin Media contract, and
that the company had broken even.
Errata: The above story reports the true situation regarding pay at Fujitsu, and corrects a magazine production error which resulted in a factually incorrect story being printed in the current issue of Voice, The story printed in the March/ April 2012 Voice refers to the settlement that was achieved in 2011 - and, while accurate at the time, is now obviously a year out of date.