Prospect in BT
The Communications, Media & Digital Sector of Prospect negotiates with BT on everything related to your working life, from pay and terms and conditions, to pensions, change in the workplace, career development and equality issues.
The union works with BT at every level, from local reps talking over issues in one building to negotiating teams working at the top level of the company. Working members in BT set our priorities and policies and work with the union's professional negotiators at line of business level and at BT Group. In addition, we represent individuals with problems or who simply need our advice.
To find out more, look in this section and also in the BT lines of business areas under 'your employer'.
Prospect members have access to information about the key agreements with BT.
Performance management has been a big issue in BT - you can get all the key documents and advice here.
Latest BT News
Prospect has raised concerns with BT Business that in some sales units achievement against sales targets are being used to directly determine individual quarterly DPR markings. In discussions with the business we have reiterated our view that such a practice is outside of the Our Approach to Performance Agreement and that such guidance needs to be reviewed.
Member Update: Performance Management; Review of Wellbeing; Ofcom Review of Market Access; Industrial Relations Committee (IRC); Encourage a colleague to join Prospect
Can we start by wishing all members a Happy New Year. 2014 has started with some terrible weather in many parts of the country and this has meant many of you having to work flat out to cope, with Openreach now calling for contractual overtime amongst engineers in some regions to clear the backlog of work.
This will means some OM’s in affected regions may be asked to volunteer to come in on a Saturday for a period. Management have told Prospect arrangements for this will be discussed at a local level. It should be remembered any Saturday attendance is voluntary and if you do attend you should later take TOIL. If you experience any problems with this contact your local rep or the Prospect helpdesk on 020 8971 6060 or email@example.com
This update will cover some of the main topics which Prospect will be dealing with in Openreach in 2014 and also looks at the work of the Prospect Openreach Industrial Relations Committee.
It has been an exciting and challenging year of change for members working in BT Business and BT Consumer. The summer saw the successful launch of BT Sport.
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BT Wholesale update - December
- Leavers Terms - an option for some
- Skills Capture Knowledge Exercise
- Good News for Liverpool
- Prospect Pioneers Calendar
The unions (Prospect and the Communication Workers’ Union), together with the National Federation of Occupational Pensioners (NFOP), have agreed to re-nominate the three Member-Nominated Trustees whose term of office ends soon.
Prospect recently met with BT Consumer to discuss the restructure of the Transformation Teams following the announcements that the organisation will be restructured to compromise of a new model of 8 Directorates.
BT has announced that all people confirmed as working in Business improvement and Business Transformation roles will be going through assessment centres in the coming months. Individuals who are affected are in the process of being briefed, with the first assessment centres due to take place in Q3.
Performance management remains the number one issue in too many parts of BT.
Working jointly with the CWU we have been involved in intense discussions on performance management over the summer. See latest update.
We understand that all managers in Consumer Sales are being asked to partake in ‘Power Hours’.