Strike dates will be set next week if a deal is not agreed
30 June 2022
BT workers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strikes in a dispute over pay.
Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) at BT and Openreach overwhelmingly backed industrial action.
General secretary Dave Ward said BT was facing the first national strike since the company was privatised in the 1980s.
Mr Ward said it was the first time a group of call centre workers had voted for industrial action.
A vote by CWU members at EE failed by a few votes to reach the legal threshold.
Mr Ward said he expected BT to offer a “significantly improved” pay rise by next week or strike dates will be set.