BT pension plan goes to ballot

BT members will be soon be balloting on a proposed agreement on pensions. Despite CWU policy to ballot for action if the Pension scheme was closed, the Executive are recommending a yes vote, even though closure is a part of the plan. The proposal is complex and details will be sent home. As well as pensions, it includes pay rises for the next 2 years and other matters.

Details are available at www.cwu.org and have been posted to members. There are 3 ballots: one for members of BTPS who joined BT before 2001, one for members of BTPS who joined later, and a separate vote on pay.