Cash windfall for 72 in SME

Scores of Enterprise members in SME (Small & Medium Enterprise) Sales have received thousands of pounds in ‘ex-gratia’ payments from BT following the union’s successful challenging of a decade old blunder involving the miscalculation of contractual on target bonus (OTB) payments.

Under a settlement brokered by the union to right a historic wrong which has seen the 35% OTB stipulated in contracts of employment underpaid since 2010, more than 50 who joined the SME Desk in 2011 or earlier have just received compensatory payments of £10,000 each.

A further 20 have received payouts of £ 8,000, £6,000 or £4,000 – depending on whether they joined the SME team in 2012, 2013 or 2014 respectively. A further two employees who joined in 2015 and 2016 have received £2,000 each.