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It has recently been reported that BT workers may go on strike over a pay dispute as reported on the Communication Workers Union website (http://www.cwu.org/bt-pay-campaign-2010.html). We would like to know your thoughts on this matter and have added a new poll to find out.

UPDATED: 12pm 11th June 2010

Whilst we presumed this topic would be of significant interest to many of our readers, we didn’t expect the immense response it received. In the first three days of the poll going live we received a total of 123 votes, 94% of which stated that they support the strike and believe 2% to be a disgraceful offer. Only 6% of voters thought the 2% offer was reasonable. Most interestingly of all, when analysing the origination of the voters we noticed a significant proportion were using BT based IP addresses, leading us to speculate that many of our respondents may well be disgruntled BT employees. This wholeheartedly supports the findings of the CWU’s own polls and research and leads us to believe that we may be seeing strike action in the near future.

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One Response to “Poll: Do you think BT workers should strike over pay as the Communications Workers Union suggests?”

  1. Most definately!! BT have forced the pay levels down over a number of years by initially employing low paid Agency staff on temporary contracts to try and force down the pay rates for all BT employees below management level. BT cannot use the arguement that they don’t have the money for an above inflation pay rise, when they are dishing out BONUS’S of £1.2 MILLION for one person alone!
    BT have made huge profits in the first quarter alone and this has only been possible as a result of the hard working, loyal UK workforce. BT’s way of rewarding their workforce is by awarding a pathetic pay cut!
    Maggie Thatcher has promoted and encouraged outrageous greed for Company fat Cats, whilst their employees are trying to cope with ever increasing council tax, fuel prices, food etc etc on a reduced wage. No pay rise was given last year due to the recession and BT are trying to use the same excuse this year. Ian Livingston is certainly not worried about paying his mortgage or whether he can afford to get to work or feed his family

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