Please read this from my colleague Sally Bridge and support our members in Barrow.
The announcement by BT last week to close Barrow DQ has left many of you shocked and concerned regarding your future employment with BT.
The CWU is angry with BT and does not believe that this announcement should have been made without reasonable alternative work being identified and we have written to Gavin Patterson, the CEO of BT Retail, expressing our outrage and seeking urgent talks.
It will be our intention to campaign to apply maximum pressure on the company to ensure that work is brought to Barrow. BT has a responsibility not just to their employees but to the community of Barrow to do this. It is also our objective to ensure that the employment of the Manpower employers is included in our campaign.
There is a dedicated web page at www.cwu.org to receive updates and a Facebook page has been set up to allow you to share your views and concerns with each other. This is an open forum it will also allow other BT employees to share their support and solidarity. The name of the Facebook page is CWU - BT Jobs for Barrow.
Please remember that BT managers may also join this group and will have sight of all comments posted.
This is the first of regular newsletters that the CWU will be issuing and will keep you updated on developments while working with your local representatives to bring ‘BT jobs for Barrow’.
Any questions to be addressed to:
CWU Assistant Secretary