UNION LEADERS are to reballot hundreds of BT workers instead of calling the strikes the workers have voted for. Over 300 workers in the D&DS internal computer system support section of BT voted for action. They are opposing plans to hand them to contractor ComputaCenter. Transfer threatens workers' pay and conditions, and union organisation.
Union leaders have not called action to stop the transfer. Instead they are balloting workers on a deal which they say has improved the terms of the transfer. This avoids the real issue. BT has a strategy of subcontracting work.
The BT section of the CWU is run by the Broad Left group. It is pursuing a disastrous strategy. D&DS workers should throw out the new deal and demand their union leaders call the action they have voted for. Back the petition circulating among D&DS and BT calling for this action.