BT Staff to Vote on Strike
The news comes only days after BT announced that its CEO had pocketed a £1.2 million (US$1.7 million) bonus for the most recent financial year, when it reported lower revenues but returned to profitability. (See Fat Cat Furor and BT Ramps FTTx Plans, Turns a Profit.)
The prospect of a strike is giving some of the more scare-mongering members of the British press the opportunity to herald a breakdown in British communications capabilities -- for example, this effort from the Daily Telegraph: BT strike action could leave thousands without phone lines.
— Ray Le Maistre, International Industrial Relations Editor, Light Reading