From October 1st Openreach became more independent of BT and staff were transferred under TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employees). Terms and conditions all stay the same but the employer is now Openreach, although it is still a subsidiary company of BT.
Comcast has won the auction to control Sky, after a lengthy tussle with Fox. There will inevitably be changes in Sky that impact on the workforce, on top of what is happening already. Staff will need a union more than ever.
A CWU ballot for BT London members, with big support for a union campaign for a rise. London Weighting was last increased by BT in 2012. The company has consistently refused to make any offer of improvement.