There was a great a atmosphere on the CWU (Communication Workers Union) picket line in Norwich today. Workers told me theBT Group CEO is getting a £500K pay rise after £1.9bn of profits declared.
That means while the CEO gets a 32% bump in his overall remuneration package, taking it to £3.5 million. That’s 86 times average pay levels of workers at BT, Openreach, and EE. Meanwhile, the very workers who make the company run are being offered a real terms pay cut.
Strikers aren’t militants – they’re all of us.
This is the first national BT Group strike in 35 years, involving around 40,000 CWU members. Workers are pushing back against the company’s offer of a real terms pay cut, and started hours after the company announced £400m profit in the first quarter of 2022. Read more here.