CWU strike

Over 40,000 BT Group workers held a two-day national strike against real-terms pay cuts on Friday 29 July & Monday 1 August 2022

The announcement followed a Communication Workers’ Union strike ballot, in which Openreach engineers voted for action by 95.8 per cent and members in BT returned a 91.5 per cent majority for the walkout.

The dispute centres on workers opposing the imposition by the business of a far-below-inflation, flat-rate, £1,500pa pay settlement on employees, which is a dramatic real-terms pay cut when compared to RPI inflation levels of over 11 per cent.

It is also in the context of BT making £1.3 billion in annual profit, with CEO Philip Jansen gaining a £3.5 million pay package – a 32 per cent wage increase – while the Big Issue and the BBC have reported instances of BT offices establishing food banks to assist employees.

These members look after the vast majority of Britain’s telecoms infrastructure.

for full story see https://www.cwu.org/news/bt-group-members-set-to-strike-on-29-july-1-august/