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Airwave Pensions Committee Employee Representative Elections
Voting for the Airwave Pensions Committee Employee Representatives is open until the 28th March 2014 so if you haven’t voted already, please do! The committee is there to ensure good governance of the Airwave pension funds, so it’s important you have employees on this committee who will have the ability and support to represent your best interests. Following a request from the CWU and as reported on the March ‘Tiffin’ call, Prospect is happy to endorse Alison Beech, a CWU representative standing as an employee candidate. Alison is an experienced Rep and has the full backing and support of her union. Alison will have direct access to the expert knowledge of CWU Pensions Actuaries and other professional supporting teams within the CWU. Prospect is happy to recommend members vote for Alison - vote here for pension scheme employee rep
Prospect has today published the questions which its working groups have drawn up to put to the two campaign groups.
BT has been briefing line managers about a new approach to the end of year assessment process
The ballot closed at 12.00pm today, and the result is:
Following the announcement today in the press of the Telefónica Digital restructure, Prospect has urgently sought more information from the Company about what this means for Telefónica Digital employees in the UK. As yet we have been advised the exact impact of the changes, or how these changes will be managed, have not been decided. The company has assured us it will keep us informed as a matter of priority. We appreciate this will be an unsettling time for members concerned but will update members on developments as and when they arise.
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The decision by BT to create hundreds of good quality apprenticeships and graduate jobs, as well as work placements for unemployed young people, was welcomed today (Thursday) by Prospect trade union.
The result of the ballot on the pay offer for 2014 and 2015 was as follows:
The Prospect member’s ballot for 2014 pay closed at midday on 7th February 2014.
Telefónica UK, TGT and Digital - MPG and Equivalent grades 2014 Pay ballot Result
Predictive modelling of the biosphere is a long-term goal that could unite Prospect scientists across a range of disciplines, says microbiologist Dave Roberts, who retired from the Natural History Museum in December 2013
Members will have seen some press coverage recently indicating that Hibu is being placed into administration. Prospect were not informed of this prior to it appearing in the press. However we sought clarity from the company and understand that as part of this restructuring a number of non-trading parts of the Group, including hibu plc, will be wound down. However, the trading companies in which the company works and with whom customers, partners and suppliers do business are not affected by this technical process. Hibu UK – your employing organisation – is similarly unaffected by this development as are your employment terms and conditions.
Following two meetings, Prospect has now received a final pay offer for 2014 from Computacenter.
Prospect has been negotiating with Telefonica over pay proposals for 2014. We have now reached a proposed pay settlement which we are prepared to recommend to the grades we collectively represent. The proposals would apply to MPG2/4, PSG1, PSG2, RCGS1/10, RCGS2/20 and RCGS3/30 in Telefonica UK, TGT and Digital. We will invite these members to take part in an e-ballot over the coming weeks. Prospect believes, given the current economic climate and the financial constraints Telefónica is under, this is a good deal for our members and as such your negotiating team strongly recommends it.
The ballot closed at 11am today, and the result is:
The ballot closed at 11am today, and the result is:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
BT TSO December Update:
- Organisational Change
- Paid Leaver Scheme
- Performance Management
Formal Recognition Agreement signed with Capita Customer Management Ltd
On 31st October 2013, Prospect signed a Framework Partnership Agreement with Capita Customer Management Ltd, setting out a joint commitment by the company and union to working in a way which benefits the business and employees alike.
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.