Over 40,000 BT Group workers will hold a two-day national strike against real-terms pay cuts, with senior management accused by CWU general secretary Dave Ward as having “stuck two fingers up” to key workers…
The announcement followed a 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.
Please see below for a list of picket lines. Please lend your solidarity and support to the branches on strike by attending the picket lines where possible and sending messages of solidarity.
Picket lines Friday 29th July 2022 & Monday 1st August 2022.
|Flitwick||31 Dunstable Road Flitwick Bedford||MK45 1HP|
|Leagrave||177 Waller Ave Luton||LU4 9RR|
|Luton||Dunstable Place Luton||LU1 2QD|
|Abingdon||Stratton Way Abingdon Oxon||OX14 3RG|
|Banbury||Castle Street Banbury Oxon||OX16 5PE|
|Dunstable||Manchester Place Dunstable Beds||LU6 1HT|
|Stevenage||Bedwell Crescent Stevenage Herts||SG1 1LY|
|High Wycombe||Easton Street High Wycombe Bucks||HP11 1NR|
|Reading Central||41 Minster Street, Reading, Berks||RG1 2JB|
|Slough||100 Wellington Street, Slough ,Berkshire||SL1 1YW|
|Maidenhead||West Street, Maidenhead, Berks||SL6 1RG|
|Bracknell ATE||Market Street, Bracknell||RG12 1JG|
|Bleak Hall TEC||Chesney Wold, Bleak Hall, Milton Keynes||MK6 1NE|
|Reading TEC||Bennet Road, Reading,||RG2 0QA|
|Oxford TEC||Woodstock Road, Oxford||OX2 8JP|
|Bedford ATE||Harpur Street, Bedford||MK40 1BA|
· Chelmsford TEC, Rodney Way Chelmsford CM13BY
· Colchester TEC , Cowdray Ave Colchester CM14 4QP
· Nth Benfleet exchange, Harvey Rd Basildon, SS13 1DF
· Harlow exchange Fourth Ave HarlowCM20 1DZ
· Brentwood Workstyle, 1 London Rd Brentwood, CM14 4QP
If you have any queries please let know and qwe can sort.
Kind regards,in solidarity.
From Paul Moffat | CWU Eastern Regional Secretary
Office of the General Secretary
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