Telecoms News

Dismay and determination as BT pensions review formally announced

21 July 2017

A stark warning has been issued to BT that the CWU is resolute in its determination to defend members’ pensions in the wake of the company’s unwelcome but widely anticipated decision to trigger a review of the BT Pension Scheme (BTPS).

BTFS pay deal heralds further key talks

16 June 2017

Members at BTFS have voted by nearly four to one to accept a CWU-negotiated pay deal that paves the way for further negotiations on a raft of issues the union has long been seeking to address.

BT Pension Review

30 May 2017

BT has advised the CWU that it intends to review the current BT Pension Scheme (BTPS) arrangements. At the same time it has also given the CWU 12 months notice to terminate the 2008 Pension Agreement.

Fight continues to address BT performance management woes

27 April 2017

There was overwhelming support for a motion calling for a continuation of efforts to eradicate performance management (PM) in BT at day two of the telecoms conference. Conference praised the hard work of the national team in supporting the fight to abolish the ‘punitive’ and ‘counter-productive’ system that places unnecessary stress on members leading to a decline in their health and well-being.

Ready to fight on multiple fronts!

25 April 2017

Challenges abound on multiple fronts - meaning it’s incumbent on the CWU to seize the initiative and take the lead in shaping the future. That was the key message from CWU deputy general secretary Andy Kerras he opened the CWU's Telecoms & Financial Services Conference in Bournemouth today.

BT pay deal accepted

12 April 2017

Members across BT have voted to accept the company’s ‘full and final’ pay offer of 2.6% - a settlement which is backdated to January, fully consolidated and above the relevant (December) Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation rate of 2.5%.

Tesco Mobile pay up as staff speak out

03 April 2017

Compelling feedback from Capita/Tesco Mobile members over the importance of their 2017 pay rise keeping pace with rising prices has been credited with helping to secure an revised offer from Capita which has just been accepted by members.

Capita/ O2 pay up

31 March 2017

More than 1,000 Capita/O2 partnership employees in Preston Brook, Bury and Leeds are to receive an across the board 2 per cent pay rise, backdated to January 1.

BT pay deal out to ballot

24 March 2017

Members across BT are being urged to accept the company’s ‘full and final’ pay offer of 2.6% - a settlement which is backdated to January, fully consolidated and above the relevant (December) Retail Price Index (RPI) inflation rate of 2.5%.

Tesco Mobile pay deal out to ballot

23 March 2017

Compelling feedback from Capita/Tesco Mobile members over the importance of their 2017 pay rise keeping pace with rising prices has been credited with helping to secure a revised offer which goes out to ballot today (Thursday March 23).

Relationship with Digital Realty gets off to a positive start

13 March 2017

Pay talks are progressing well on behalf of former Telecity Group members who now work for Digital Realty, following the company’s recent signing of a new improved union recognition agreement

CWU pleased uncertainty on Openreach has ended as BT and Ofcom reach agreement on future governance

10 March 2017

BT and Ofcom have reached an agreement, on the future governance of Openreach, which will see Openreach, become a distinct, legally separate business within the BT Group. The settlement is based upon proposals issued by BT, which the regulator has said meets its competition concerns.

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