BT pay freeze sparks union anger

11 03 2009

The news about BT’s pay freeze will not surprise many as BT has a long history of playing fast and lose with pay schemes – the unnamed  the company says:

“This is not a decision we have taken lightly. We have carefully considered the current economic conditions, the pressures the business faces, the UK’s Retail Price Index (RPI), and concluded that it is the right thing to do.”

They even have the cynical cheek to say that BT “BT has awarded pay increases in line, or above, the Retail Price Index (RPI)”

Sorry was that in some alternate time line? As the PRP Pay scheme has not given a COLA pay rise for the vast majority of the Professionals who work for BT in decades! and that’s not to mention the “secret” meetings where peoples performance markings where fiddled.

This is a cynical exercise by a company that is blaming the down turn to Frack over its long suffering staff. Will they be clawing back the bonuses of those senior board members who sold off the Companies property assets or who decided on the fiasco that was concert.

Its ironic that BT was always “Frit” of pissing off all of its staff at the same time managing to seriously piss off the CWU and Management Grades at the same time has some interesting consequences Conference will be interesting this year.

One does wonder if XXX has had a hand in this new policy.

Disgruntled Peppone


if this was the afore mentioned alternate time line Rasd-Codurersa Diziet Embless Sma da’ Marenhide will be offering me a Job shortly 🙂

Industrial Action In BT

17 06 2008

Hot news from BT Sectional conference:

Following a debate  at Connect’s Conference, with elected delegates from all parts of BT, delegates have voted overwhelmingly to end the suspension of industrial action and to start industrial action short of a strike in BT. This decision builds on a strong vote in favor of industrial action which you delivered
in the postal ballot. We have now served BT with formal notice of industrial action.

Full details of the action will now be sent to you by post but remember to keep checking your private (non work) email address as this is the way that we will communicate with you. Talk to your colleagues and make sure they know what is going on. If any of
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BT Pay Video

5 06 2008

A short video of Ben Marshall, Head of Industrial Relations for Connect, explaining why BT’s Full and Final Pay Offer to its managers is unacceptable.