BT has justified
the changes as a step towards harmonisation with EE. However, our aim has
always been to push up the EE arrangements, not use EE as an excuse to cut
agreed BT terms and conditions.
The Union’s Executive has
registered a formal disagreement with BT. This is an established part of
industrial relations and normally results in a pause to allow both sides to
resolve our differences. It is only invoked in the most serious
situations. However, BT has refused to abide by this process and gone ahead
with the announcements.
This move by BT is
unprecedented and a highly provocative attack on the lowest paid. Despite
the problems caused by Covid the CWU will
continue to oppose these changes and work to secure a fair deal for all our
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to keep you safe and assist you through this difficult time. If you have
concerns or need assistance if at all possible, please contact your local
rep or Branch. If you don’t know which Branch you are in you can find out
Alternately you can
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aware that that there will probably be a delay in
responding as our resources are also depleted.
We are here to help.
Deputy General Secretary
– Telecoms and Financial Services