Prospect balloting members following BT proposals to halve redundancy pay

8 December 2020

Prospect has launched a ballot on proposals by BT to cut redundancy pay for its workers. Prospect is the union for managers in BT and is recommending that its members vote to reject the changes.

John Ferrett, Prospect National Secretary, said:

“Despite Prospect’s good faith attempts to reach an agreement, BT is seeking to implement new severance terms that would see redundancy payments halve from two years to one year, from 1 June 2021.

“BT has rejected union attempts to reach a compromise at every turn and has even ignored the findings of its own staff survey which showed that the proposals were overwhelmingly unpopular with workers. Prospect has been left with no option but to ballot members and recommend a rejection of the new terms.

“BT workers have gone above and beyond this year, keeping families, friends and workplaces connected throughout the pandemic. Prospect is urging BT to get back round the negotiating table and find some common ground.”

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