E tū members at Fuji Xerox have voted to strike for a second day following a successful day of action today.
The 50 members in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch, and Dunedin will walk off the job again tomorrow from 7.30am to 4.30pm.
E tū Industry Coordinator, Joe Gallagher says the members have chosen this afternoon to escalate the strike.
The members are in dispute with Fuji Xerox in the wake of a 2% pay offer, which the company refuses to back-date to the expiry of their collective agreement in August last year.
The members also want recognition of their skills in line with recent assessments they’ve had, “but that’s been held back,” says Joe.
“The company has confirmed its parsimonious offer to our members in its own statement in response to today’s strike,” he says.
“It has also confirmed it won’t backdate any offer which would mean a year with no pay rise at all, which is unacceptable.”
Joe says the union also refutes claims made by Fuji Xerox in respect to any pass-on to non-union members of any final pay deal negotiated by its members.
“The company is under the impression it can do as it pleases but it clearly doesn’t know the law on the matter. It doesn’t have carte blanche to just pass on to non-union workers what our members win for themselves,” says Joe.
“We’re deeply concerned with the company’s lack of understanding around the laws related to no pass-on. We need Fuji Xerox to acknowledge that they have to commit to a process for negotiating with non-union members.”
For further information, contact:
Joe Gallagher E tū Industry Coordinator, ph. 027 591 0015