BT Group makes Cost of Living Pay Rise

BT CEO Philip Jansen has announced plans for a UK Cost of Living Pay Rise for all but the highest paid staff.

This represents a £1,500 pay rise for all UK colleagues who currently earn £50,000 or less from 1st Jan 2023 as a consolidated salary increase, not a one-off payment.

The rise covers 100% of frontline staff and 51% of managers in the UK, in total, 85% of UK-based BT Group colleagues and includes Openreach.

The CWU and Prospect will communicate to their members, and will run consultative ballots recommending people vote in favour. The outcome of those ballots will be announced in mid-December, and in the case of the CWU would end industrial action if members are supportive.

Jansen said: “This award gets help to as many of our colleagues as possible; favours our lower paid colleagues; and gives people the security of a built-in, pensionable increase to their pay.

“Crucially, it has been worked on in conjunction with the CWU. As I’ve said throughout, whatever our differences, our unions are vital partners. We will now build on this collaboration.”

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