BT Fleet has lost some work and cuts to working hours (shifts) will follow. The company decided to put in place a new structure of one manager per site, and remove the highest grade of workshop supervisor. The resulting dislocation has seen new managers imported to London as promotion opportunities go.
The end of June saw the closure of the BT Pension Scheme, with members transferring into the BT Retirement Saving Scheme. However part of the union agreement was the setting up of a ‘hybrid’ scheme, which allows for part of pay to be treated like the old ‘career average’ scheme. The new scheme should start April 2019.