Protestors in London accuse Fujitsu of victimising whistle-blowers
- Tuesday 27th February 2018
Where: Landing Forty Two, The Leadenhall Building, London
When: From 4.15 on Tuesday 27 February
Protestors are holding a demonstration in London this afternoon (Tuesday 27 February) at a technology event chaired by Michael Keegan, Chairman of Fujitsu UK and Ireland (see notes to editors). They are accusing the company of using the cover of redundancies to get rid of workers who blew the whistle on unethical and possibly illegal company behaviour.
On 12 January 2018 Fujitsu dismissed a Unite representative. Before the dismissal whistle-blowers raised extremely serious and damaging issues with the company which the union is compiling. Union reps have previously been targeted with spurious disciplinary allegations for legitimate union activity.
Unite national officer Louisa Bull said: “Unite believes that Fujitsu is trying to silence whistle-blowers by dismissing some, and showing that it can make compulsory redundancies even when these are in breach of its agreements, employees’ contracts or the law.
“Taxpayers and clients need to know what is going on at Fujitsu, those blowing the whistle should not be sacked.
“Unite is demanding transparency and the reinstatement of our union representative. It is also time to end the unfair targeting of Unite members fighting for their jobs and for Fujitsu to adhere to its own agreements and ethical standards.”
Notes to editors:
Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.