Cracks appearing across BT Group

Cracks appearing across BT Group as more strikes pile on the pressure.

Over 40,000 BT and Openreach workers are downing tools today (Thursday) for their seventh day of industrial action amid clear evidence that mounting engineering workstacks and lengthening call centre queues are seriously impacting all parts of the business.

That disruption will be compounded on Monday (October 24) with a further day of all-out strike action demonstrating an entire workforce’s disgust at the steadfast refusal of BT Group bosses to reconsider real-term pay cut that have triggered the first national strike action in the telecoms giant in 35 years.

Despite repeated CWU appeals to senior management to return to the negotiating table to achieve a fair and just settlement of an increasingly bitter pay dispute,  bosses have so far shown no interest in resolving the industrial relations conflagration.

As such, the CWU is embarked on a co-ordinated programme to up the ante, with plans to reballot the entire workforce – including members in EE –announced in a special Facebook Live broadcast on Tuesday night.

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