BT court action stops engineer strike

For now

A series of one day strikes by the BT engineers, due to commence today, have been called off following a High Court injunction.

The Communications Workers Union has withdrawn plans to stage strikes today (April 14), Friday, April 25 and Monday April 28. The strike calls for 13,000 BT engineers was in response to an "unfair" new productivity scheme (called Self-Motivated Teams). CWU members had been balloted on strike action.

Union executives will meet later this week to consider their options. ®

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