UK - More than 1500 Fujitsu workers are deciding whether to take industrial action over proposed pension cuts which unions believe will cut salaries by 20%.
Union Unite said it would ballot members over the planned job, pay and pension changes at the multi-national electronics giant.
The union has served seven days notice to the IT services company of the ballot which will begin on Monday, October 12. The result is expected after October 30.
Unite said a country-wide consultative ballot unanimously backed taking industrial action against a proposal to close the company's main final salary pension scheme and the imposition of a pay freeze.
It said in the consultative ballot, 87% of members voted in favour of strike action and 96% in favour of industrial action short of a strike.
Some 4000 employees in the main DB pension plan will be affected should the scheme to future accrual.
Unite national officer Peter Skyte said: "Unite members are asking why they should lose their jobs and tighten their belts when last year the company paid out about £150m to shareholders and around £1.6m to two directors as compensation for loss of office.
"The company imposed a pay freeze on UK staff earlier this year just a week before it was due to take effect, withdrawing promised pay rises to employees.
"Fujitsu remains a highly profitable company and our members are insisting that the company must treat them fairly and increase pay, provide decent pensions, and consult meaningfully to minimise job losses and avoid compulsory redundancy."
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