Theresa May’s ‘winter of discontent’ hots up as a trade union warns of major strike action

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Written by : STEVE TOPPLE

Just when Theresa May thought life couldn’t get any more complicated, a trade union has warned of potential strike action against corporate giant British Telecom (BT). But it feels like we’ve been here before, as the row between the workers and the bosses is very similar to one with another multinational company.

Is it good to talk?

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) is in deadlock with BT over pensions. On Tuesday 14 November, BT announced a 60-day consultation on changes to its company-defined benefit pension scheme and the Retirement Saving Scheme; a move which prompted an angry response from the CWU, which has been in negotiations with BT over these changes since the summer.

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