Maria Exall, a member of the Executive of the post and telecom union CWU, spoke to Solidarity about the union's conference coming up on 7-11 June.
In the telecom sector conference, the big issue is “Service Delivery Transformation” for BT Openreach engineers. BT is demanding:
• 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 hours extra on any shift if management requires it.
The telecom sector Executive