BT protects jobs, CEO donates salary
April 6, 2020
BT has committed to no job losses in Covid-19 crisis for at least the next three months, as well as a pay increase for ‘team member’ workers and a pay freeze for managers.
BT says it will continue paying all salaries in full and will not put any staff on publicly-funded furlough. It is also supporting thousands of staff who cannot work, protecting the jobs of 400 new engineers who cannot be trained at the moment, as well as reskilling and redeploying many of the 4,200 retail staff to support vulnerable customers.
BT is offering an annual pay increase of 1.5 per cent to all UK team members (non-managerial staff) with effect from July 2020 but it will not make an annual pay increase for managers in 2020/2021.
In addition, BT Group CEO Philip Jansen will donate his salary to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 appeal, as well as to affected small businesses in his local community, for at least the next six months.