First BT Group-wide strike ballot since 1987 begins in earnest, with ballot papers being dispatched today, Wednesday, 15th June, to 40,000 members in BT, Openreach and EE.
So according to The Mirror article – https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fat-cat-bosses-firms-facing-27305684
BT group chief executive Philip Jansen’s pay last year was 86 times what BT’s average worker got and 97 times its lower paid staff.
Why it is important for every member to vote and to vote YES ?
If we let the company get away with imposition without consultation this year, in the future what will they impose? This is as much about the future of pay as it is about the present.
BT say “We awarded the highest pay rise we could for team members and frontline colleagues across BT Group. It’s our highest salary increase in more than 20 years.”.
They fail to say that “Inflation is at its highest level for more than 20 years and their customer prices have increased by nearly 10%”.
So remember the business can put up their prices above inflection levels to protect their profits,
but yet don’t feel the same need to protect their workers.
You’re amongst friends if you’re voting ‘YES’
The last time the CWU came close to industrial action on pay in BT was in 2010. That, in itself, shows the seriousness with which our Union always try to negotiate to reach an agreed outcome and the fact we never take these decisions lightly.