On Wednesday 10 June, the telecom sector conference of the post and telecom union CWU heavily defeated the sector Executive on the issue of the “Service Delivery Transformation” deal for BT Openreach engineers.
The Executive majority, the so-called “Effective Left”, had proposed the deal as the only way to avoid compulsory redundancies.
The plan involves:
• A new “foundation grade” which will put all new workers on £4000 lower wages.
• A change in attendance patterns so that workers lose premium pay for Saturdays.
• Working up to 9pm without any premium pay, and being obliged to work up to two