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Openreach Members Update October 2014

24 October 2014

Openreach Members Update October 2014

  • New National Officer and IRC
  • Performance Management
  • Re-organisations, team size
  • Member get Member
  • Health And Safety
  • Going on Leave? Be careful with your passwords!
  • Contribute

Still time to lobby over telecoms

17 October 2014

Uni global union, the European union for 20m workers in skills and services wants members in affiliates to keep up the lobbying pressure on the European parliament over its proposal for a single market for electronic communications.

Working for BT 2013 - Survey results

29 September 2014

Prospect has posted individual reports on aspects of our 2013 survey of members in BT to our library.

Huawei Pay 2014

26 September 2014


From: Caroline Hemmington, Negotiations Officer
To: All Huawei members
Date: 26/09/2014



Huawei Pay 2014


Earlier this year Prospect engaged in discussions with Huawei over the pay budget for 2014. We were advised the expected budget would be 2.5%, however a delay in final sign off meant implementation would be subsequently delayed. We were surprised therefore to be notified earlier this week that this year’s pay deal has been implemented with no further discussion with the union.

Airwave News – September 2014

18 September 2014

Airwave News – September 2014

  • Airwave Bonus – September 2014
  • Equal Pay Review
  • Pensions
  • Scottish Independence
  • SRM Sales requirements
  • Policy Review
  • Business Needs Vehicles

Other recent articles:

Telefónica September Update

Telefónica September Update

  • Update on Re-contracts
  • Customer Service ‘Model Office’ trial
  • Performance Management – how was it for you?
  • Moving up or Moving On?

Flexible Retirement Policy – BT Pension Scheme

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.

Telefónica Global Transformation News

Telefónica Global Transformation News:

Global Transformation

Global HR – Talent and Organisation Team

Global Finance

People Impact

Reducing Teams

Discretionary Voluntary Redundancy (DVR)

New Roles

Questions or Concerns

BT Business & Consumer IRC Performance Management Mid-Year Check

As we approach the mid -point in the performance year it is important that you are aware of your Q2 rating, ensure a 121 with your LM is in your diary and that you understand what is expected of you in Q3 and Q4. If you are in a sales role it is particularly important that your DPR rating is based on a basket of measures. The PM agreement is clear, it is your achievement against a range of objectives that determines your DPR rating, not just your achievement against sales targets

Further Restructuring in Hibu

Prospect have received notification from Hibu of another restructuring within the company that is anticipated to see a reduction of 450 roles in the UK (circa 20% UK headcount).

BT Business & Consumer IRC Newsletter

At the recent Prospect Communication Media & Digital Sector conference your BT Business & Consumer IRC was elected by Prospect representatives. Details of the IRC can be found on our website:

Throughout 2014/2015 your IRC will focus on:

Good Health at Work
Performance Management
Protecting your Terms and Conditions at work
Working with Members
Contact Details

Performance Management Update

Prospect met with BT Wholesale HR this week to discuss Performance Management (PM) concerns raised by members via the Prospect Helpdesk and our PM feedback channel callitout@prospect.org.uk. We discussed specifically the application of forced distribution, the misuse of the ‘Development Needed’ rating and the arbitrary setting of targets/objectives. We have received the following response from the Company which confirms BT Wholesale’s position on this. 

Capita News July 2014

  • Capita pay review update

  • PILON stays  

  • Team Leader Toolbox

  • Operational Review near you

Members Update July 2014

  • Performance Management

  • Resourcing
  • Bonus

  • Health and Safety

  • IRC

  • Recruit a colleague and get a reward

BT Wholesale July 2014 Update

  • Changes in Customer Service
  • Performance Management

Finance job family changes

Following detailed discussions with Prospect, BT has announced changes to the Finance Reward Framework job family.

Prospect - June update

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.

Hibu Members’ Surgery May 28th 2014 11:00am-5:00pm

We are aware that members will have started to receive the outcome of their selection process, and subsequently may have received a redundancy notice. Given the volume of queries we anticipate, Johanna Baxter (Negotiations Officer) has arranged to be in Hibu and is available to see members between 11:00am and 5:00pm May 28th 2014 for a drop in surgery in Room 9.24.

Love What You Do Update for Retail members

Further to the success of the Love What You Do trial, Telefónica has decided to roll out the changes to salary/bonus structure across the Retail management population. Telefonica’s proposals in relation to retail pay will increase the basic pay of those employees in RCG1/10, RCG2/20 and RCG3/30 grades by 10% with a proportionate reduction in commission. Please find the final offer letter here. Implementing these changes will prove expensive for the company due to increased basic salaries, National Insurance contributions and pension payments but there is a strong belief this is the right thing to do in terms of moving to a service led culture and excellent customer experience in store.

Telereal Trillium Members Update

Prospect and Telereal Trillium have started the annual pay review and reward discussions.

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