BT Group members set to strike on 30 & 31 August

Around 40,000 BT Group workers will hold their second two-day strike against real-term pay cuts on Tuesday August 30 and Wednesday August 31 following management’s failure to take up the union’s offer of serious talks to end the dispute.

The CWU served formal legal notice of the two consecutive days of industrial action which will take place directly after the August bank holiday weekend.

The move comes amid a groundswell of mainstream political support that manifested itself at picket lines during the first two strike days, with dozens of Labour politicians – national as well as local –  turning out to support CWU protests outside more than 200 BT Group sites the length and breadth of the country. (See story here)

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