BT workers lobbied private firm ComputaCentre in London last week, and staged another protest at BT Centre, also in London. They were protesting at plans to transfer hundreds of workers in the D&DS section of the company out of BT. If the move goes ahead as planned in March it will give the green light for BT to extend this subcontracting, and with it attacks on workers' conditions across the company.
Union leaders in the BT workers' CWU union have pledged a ballot on action, yet this still hasn't started. More delays could be suicidal. Pressure from activists last week pushed London union branch officials to get leaflets out over the issue. More pressure is needed to demand action, and soon.