Feeds

BT staff protest jobs-to-India move

You have nothing to lose but your lunch breaks

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet

BT is facing a wave of protests today as the Communications Workers Union (CWU) steps up its campaign against the telco's bid to create new jobs in India.

Demonstrations are planned at some 30 directory enquiries offices in the UK including Glasgow, Torquay, the Isle of Wight, Yeovil and Milton Keynes.

Workers at the offices are being asked to give up their lunch breaks to help support the protest.

The demos stem from BT's decision to set up two call centres in India to handle part of the telco's directories and conferencing work.

It is expected that both sites in New Delhi and Bangalore will employ some 500 people by the end of this month - and around 2,200 by March next year.

BT insists no jobs will be lost in the UK as a result of the move except through "natural wastage".

But the CWU disagrees believing that even more UK jobs could be under threat if BT is left unchallenged. ®

Related Stories

BT confirms India call centre move
Strikes loom as BT mulls moving 700 jobs to India

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!
Redmond sporran metrics get one in the ten ring
Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE
Bad news for tech-addicted fanbois behind the wheel
Murdoch to Europe: Inflict MORE PAIN on Google, please
'Platform for piracy' must be punished, or it'll kill us in FIVE YEARS
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Found inside ISIS terror chap's laptop: CELINE DION tunes
REPORT: Stash of terrorist material found in Syria Dell box
Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought
Losses of more than $2 BILLION loom over troubled Japanese corp
Show us your Five-Eyes SECRETS says Privacy International
Refusal to disclose GCHQ canteen menus and prices triggers Euro Human Rights Court action
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.