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Fujitsu workers win 15 per cent pay increase

WORKERS employed by tech firm Fujitsu to maintain computer systems used by the government’s Customs and Revenue services have won pay increases of up to 15 per cent after taking strike action.

The work is contracted out to Fujitsu but the workers are members of Civil Service union Public and Commercial Services (PCS).

The 300 workers launched strike action on January 18, protesting that increases for Fujitsu workers in Japan were 10 times higher than those proposed in Britain.

The workers have accepted a new deal involving pay rises of 15 per cent for the lowest paid, an extra day’s leave and a review of out-of-hours pay rates.

PCS general secretary Fran Heathcote said: “This is a fantastic win by our members at Fujitsu.

“It’s a shame that it took strike action for Fujitsu to find the extra money for our members, but this victory shows what happens when workers stand together.

“Other private-sector employers should take note.”

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