Telecoms News

Telefonica members urged to accept 2.25%

16 February 2017

Arrangements are being made for a consultative ballot of members in Telefonica, with the CWU strongly recommending acceptance of the company’s ‘final’ offer of 2.25%.

Enthusiastic BTFS reps plan future strategy

08 February 2017

CWU reps in BT Facilities Services (BTFS) gathered at CWU headquarters this week as part of a training event to discuss various national issues and a number of key challenges that lay ahead in 2017. The three day event involved all of the BTFS National Team members and Consultative Committee Representatives and the 2017 Pay review and the introduction of performance related pay were also discussed.

Bank pays up!

31 January 2017

Members at Santander and the bank’s Geoban subsidiary are poised to receive the second tranche of the respective three-year pay deals that were negotiated on their behalf by the CWU last year.

BT Third Quarter Results

27 January 2017

BT’s results for quarter three issued today, show BT are in line with market expectations. Although pre-tax profits are down to £526m for the quarter; for the year they are a healthy £1.9bn. Revenue has grown to £6.1bn and for the whole year is up 33%. And although cash flow has taken a dive this quarter, it remains strong at £369m. Consumer-facing businesses and acquisition of EE continue to profit and the business has achieved record fibre broadband connections.

Union makes inroads across BT Wholesale & Ventures

24 January 2017

The CWU is pressing hard to strengthen membership across the relatively new BT Wholesale & Ventures line of business, to grow the union where new jobs are created and negotiate better conditions and permanent jobs for existing agency workers.

Good reasons for new years cheer at Airwave

13 January 2017

2017 has got off to a flying start for members at Airwave, with staff digesting the full scale and scope of a comprehensive set of protections secured by the CWU during the course of complex negotiations over a the harmonisation of contracts.

Agonising wait at Fujitsu

12 January 2017

Members at Fujitsu - who were placed en-masse at risk of either redundancy or TUPE transfer in November - are still no clearer about their fate, despite strenuous efforts by the CWU to secure answers from the company in a chaotic consultation process that has bordered on farce.

'Running sore’ addressed at Isban

11 January 2017

Members at Isban have overwhelmingly accepted a comprehensive pay and grading harmonisation deal in which CWU negotiators have addressed a perennial and deepening pay-round problem.

Major change in O2 following ‘cruel’ pre-Xmas bombshell

10 January 2017

Members in O2 are braced for a bumpy start to the New Year with the company’s latest downsizing initiative beginning in earnest this week following a perverse pre-Xmas announcement that the CWU has branded “thoughtless and cruel”.

Formal complaint lodged over scandalous BBC treatment of workers

05 January 2017

The continued failure of the BBC to respond to repeated CWU demands for an explanation of the “dreadful” treatment dished out to 12 former Sopra Steria members has triggered the union to issue a formal complaint to the corporation’s governing body.

‘Good news’ at BT Consumer: 500 more jobs

13 December 2016

The CWU has given a warm welcome to yesterday’s announcement of hundreds of new posts being created by BT Consumer as the company continues to bring call handling back from India.

Lobbying continues on Digital Communications Review

29 November 2016

There’s much still to play for on Openreach’s future - despite today’s statement by Ofcom which is being mistakenly construed by some commentators as the ‘final word’ from a regulator intent on the company’s full structural separation from BT.

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