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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. ®

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