Computer firm workers to strike

Workers at Japanese giant Fujitsu are to stage a three-day strike in a row over pay, jobs and pensions, it was announced today.

Unite said its members will walk out on 12, 13 and 16 November following an overwhelming vote in favour of industrial action. It will be the first national strike at a UK computer company, according to the union.

The union is protesting over proposals for 1,200 redundancies, a pay freeze and plans to close the final-salary pension scheme to new staff.