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Issue No. 1683

BT

THERE WAS anger among BT workers this week after the company announced it plans some 3,000 job cuts in managerial and professional grades. BT says the cuts are needed following a dip in profits. Profits have slipped, but from �105 every second to �82 a second. The company is hardly on the edge of bankruptcy. It is not yet clear yet how BT plans to implement the cuts, although it has told Connect, the union for professionals and managers in communications, that they will be voluntary. Activists in Connect are demanding the union call an immediate work to rule as part of a fight to save jobs. This move comes as BT engineering and clerical workers are worrying over what BT's major restructuring, NewGRID, will mean.


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Sat 12 Feb 2000, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1683
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