NEC elections

Resounding ‘YES’ to BT Group pay deal

Members across BT, Openreach and EE have voted by three-to-one to accept a CWU-brokered pay deal which delivers an additional 2.5% increase this year – on top of the £1,500 flat rate increase that was paid out in January – and a further across-the-board 4% increase that will apply from April 1 next year.

The company’s final offer – thrashed out in negotiations that were initiated at the conclusion of last year’s bitter industrial dispute and are still ongoing with a view to resolving a raft of longstanding pay and grading disagreements – was ratified by 74% of those participating in a consultative ballot which closedyesterday (September 12).

Strongly recommended for acceptance by Executive members on the union’s BT Committee, the settlement means that by April next year all CWU-represented grades will have received cumulative pay increases since January 2023 of between 10% and 14%.

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