'WE'RE SICK of waiting,' was the unmistakable message delivered to BT last week. Scores of Communication Workers Union members lobbied the company's London HQ demanding an increase in the allowances paid to employees working in the capital.
The lobby coincided with the start of the final scheduled talks between the company and union negotiators. London weighting payments have not been increased since October 1999, and prior to that had been static since 1991.
Postal workers in the same union showed last year that the way to get London weighting addressed is a serious campaign and then, if necessary, strikes.