Support CWU BT picket Lines 29 July and 1 August 

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Over 40,000 BT Group workers will hold a two-day national strike against real-terms pay cuts, with senior management accused by CWU general secretary Dave Ward as having “stuck two fingers up” to key workers…

The announcement followed a strike ballot, in which Openreach engineers voted for action by 95.8 per cent and members in BT returned a 91.5 per cent majority for the walkout. The dispute centres on workers opposing the imposition by the business of a far-below-inflation, flat-rate, £1,500pa pay settlement on employees, which is a dramatic real-terms pay cut when compared to RPI inflation levels of over 11 per cent.

It is also in the context of BT making £1.3 billion in annual profit, with CEO Philip Jansen gaining a £3.5 million pay package – a 32 per cent wage increase – while the Big Issue and the BBC have reported instances of BT offices establishing food banks to assist employees.

Please see below for a list of picket lines. Please lend your solidarity and support to the branches on strike by attending the picket lines where possible and sending messages of solidarity. 

Picket lines Friday 29th July 2022 & Monday 1st August 2022.

Central Counties and Thames Valley: sec@cwu-cctv.org gurjit.dhillon@cwu-cctv.org

Flitwick31 Dunstable Road Flitwick BedfordMK45 1HP
Leagrave 177 Waller Ave LutonLU4 9RR
LutonDunstable Place LutonLU1 2QD
AbingdonStratton Way Abingdon OxonOX14 3RG
BanburyCastle Street Banbury Oxon         OX16 5PE
DunstableManchester Place Dunstable Beds            LU6 1HT
StevenageBedwell Crescent Stevenage Herts            SG1 1LY
High WycombeEaston Street High Wycombe BucksHP11 1NR
Reading Central41 Minster Street, Reading, Berks             RG1 2JB
Slough100 Wellington Street, Slough ,Berkshire               SL1 1YW
MaidenheadWest Street, Maidenhead, Berks               SL6 1RG
Bracknell ATEMarket Street, BracknellRG12 1JG
Bleak Hall TECChesney Wold, Bleak Hall, Milton KeynesMK6 1NE
Reading TECBennet Road, Reading,RG2 0QA
Oxford TECWoodstock Road, OxfordOX2 8JP
Bedford ATEHarpur Street, BedfordMK40 1BA

North Anglia.  sara.mia@northanglia.org chair@cwunorthanglia.org

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South East Anglia. nigel.bailey@cwusea.org maxienecwu@googlemail.com andyccwusea@gmail.com

·        Chelmsford TEC, Rodney Way Chelmsford CM13BY

·        Colchester TEC , Cowdray Ave Colchester CM14 4QP

·        Nth Benfleet exchange, Harvey Rd Basildon, SS13 1DF

·        Harlow exchange Fourth Ave HarlowCM20 1DZ

·        Brentwood  Workstyle, 1 London Rd Brentwood, CM14 4QP

If you have any queries please let know and qwe can sort.

Kind regards,in solidarity.

Paul

From Paul Moffat | CWU Eastern Regional Secretary

Office of the General Secretary

Email easternregion@cwu.org  Mobile 07912 945417

Communication Workers Union, The communications union

Headquarters 150 The Broadway | Wimbledon | SW19 1RX

M 07912 945417 | 020 8971 7200 | www.cwu.org | @CWUNews