The reality is BT management are using the recession to cut wages but also to attack workers’ terms and conditions. BT’s next ambition will be to “modernise” contractual working hours by imposing a rota covering 7 days a week, 16 hours a day without recompense.
The CWU has agreed to ballot members for action over pay and terms and conditions. However BT rejected the union’s offer at the start of April yet members are only going to receive their ballots after conference at the end of May.
Vote yes for action up to and including strike action but don’t just stop there get organised in the workplace to fight for decent pay, defend and promote terms and conditions.