BT hacked off that workers are striking again

BT has said it is “disappointed” that its workers are going to strike again in a dispute over pay.

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) notified the telecoms giant they will be holding two days of industrial action for its BT and Openreach members on 30 and 31 August.

BT workers walked out on July 29 and August 1, the first strike action in 35 years at the telecoms group. But it made no difference to BT which said it will not be reopening its 2022 pay review “having already made the best award we could”.

The telecoms company has offered its employees a £1,500 pay increase, saying the move represents a pay rise of around five percent on average and eight percent for the lowest paid.

“We have been in constant discussions with the union throughout this process, including a recent face to face meeting, and although we’ve not yet reached any form of consensus, we are both committed to further dialogue”, BT said in a statement.

CWU deputy general secretary Andy Kerr said getting BT “back round the table for serious negotiations” was going to take further action.