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A message to our BT Group members from Deputy General Secretary, Telecoms & Financial Services, Andy Kerr:

A message to our BT Group members from General Secretary Dave Ward:
 

BT workers – your working future is at stake – can we count you in?

BT, EE and Openreach members are facing the biggest threat to their working future. At a time of economic uncertainty and worry, BT Group is ploughing ahead with a radical reorganisation of its business.  They are doing this to protect profit, not their loyal, hardworking members.

 

BT Group’s reorganisation plans involve:

  • Mass closure of many sites
  • A potential threat to voluntarism in leaving the business
  • A piecemeal approach to closure which lessens the chance of re-deployment
  • Undermining and ignoring your agreements that protect your pension and voluntary redundancy terms
  • Drastically reducing the pay, terms & conditions for multiple roles and grades


The CWU’s position is clear.  We aim to enter talks with BT and campaign to:

  • Increase job security and maximise the number of UK direct labour jobs in BT
  • Agree a centrally coordinated response to redeployment across all CFU’s to create a pathway that allows retraining and reskilling well in advance of any redundancy announcements
  • Maintain decent pay, terms and conditions for all BT employees by ensuring a fair grading, pay and reward structure
  • Create a fair, enhanced voluntary redundancy package
  • Re-instate the legally binding element of the pensions agreement
  • Minimise the use of contractors and reduce off shore work to maximise employment for UK BT employees

Can we count you in?

Now is the time for us all to come together and get involved to achieve these aims.  By getting involved you will help us create the necessary leverage with the company.  Being a union member means we are part of an active community that achieve things together.  It does not matter if you have not been active in the union in the past.  There is something for everyone to get involved in to be part of this campaign.  Show your solidarity by using the resources page to download graphics for your social media or print off a poster.  Or simply email us and let us know you want to be involved at countmein@cwu.org

Andy Kerr, Deputy General Secretary (T&FS)


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