BT has offered the majority of its staff an extra £1,500 pay rise on top of an increase in April, bringing to an end a bitter pay dispute that led to the company’s first strikes in 35 years.
Staff earning £50,000 or less will receive the £1,500 pay increase from January 1, which is expected to benefit about 85 per cent of workers at Britain’s biggest telecoms group.
In April BT staff received a £1,500 cost of living pay rise. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) led industrial action against BT to try to have the pay rise renegotiated.
About 40,000 BT staff who were members of the union went on strike for eight days, BT’s first strikes since 1987 that were said to have lost