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Latest update for Telefonica members.
Ofcom needs to change its approach to the regulatory framework governing the communications infrastructure so as to prioritise network investment and roll-out, Prospect has argued today.
You may well have seen the news, just issued by BT, that no bonus will be payable this year in Global Services.
BT has announced today that there will be no bonus payments made in Global Services.
We have made an agreement with BT on pay for this year.
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We have now developed materials for Prospect members involved in this programme including a poll, on-line forum and campaign materials.
Ericsson has announced the offshoring of a number of C3 functions to Bangalore, India. This announcement will be deeply concerning for employees and Prospect members working in the C3 in Coventry and the colleagues that they support in the field.
Members will have seen Company communications stating that terms have now been agreed for Hutchison Whampoa to acquire Telefónica UK and together this will make the largest mobile company in the UK.
We need to ensure that we have accurate information on your job family and non-BT email so we can keep relevant populations up to date with key information. If you have not done so already, please can you check the information we hold on you is current – especially your job family and non BT email.
Prospect has published information to members on the BI/PPM programmes of assessment centres.
Prospect members have concluded voting in our electronic ballot on pay for 2014 and 2015. Following intense and prolonged negotiations your Prospect team recommended acceptance of the offer.
Moving to twice yearly ratings has been a key demand for Prospect and so we welcome the agreement by BT to make this change from April 2015. Ratings will only take place in Q2 and at year end.
Prospect has welcomed BT's agreement to move to twice-yearly performance ratings from April 2015. This has been a key demand for the union. Ratings will only take place in Q2 and at year end.
We have agreed with BT how the 0.3% of paybill for equal pay will be spent in January 2015. Increases will be paid to people paid below different cut off points confirmed as eligible in the validation process.
Prospect has posted individual reports on aspects of our 2013 survey of members in BT to our library.
This is of particular interest to members of the BT Pension Scheme who want (either now or in the future) to take their pension whilst continuing to work for BT. It does NOT apply to members of the BTRSS.
Pay and bonus review
People are starting to get their pay and bonus review letters. If you want to check out the terms of the agreement on pay or have a question then have a look at our website www.prospect.org.uk/BTpayreview.
We have now reached a proposed pay agreement with BT which we are recommending that you vote for in an e-ballot that will start next week. You can read the details of the agreement below.
The union has submitted its claim for the 2014 pay round and we have now held some initial discussions with the company.
Prospect today condemned the claims made by Margaret Hodge, the chair of the Commons public accounts committee, that BT is “exploiting its monopoly position to the detriment of the taxpayer.”