That GLC Branch rejects the Pension and Pay Agreement for members in BT. That we contact all our BT members before the 19th April consultative ballot begins to recommend a no vote on all aspects of the Agreement i.e. the pay deal, the proposals on BTPS/Hybrid scheme and the proposals on the BTRSS. That we call on the TFS Executive to ballot all BT members for industrial action immediately if the consultative ballot is rejected in any section.
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.