Home Health Hundreds of 999 name handlers to affix strikes in October

Hundreds of 999 name handlers to affix strikes in October

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Hundreds of 999 name centre employees are set to affix strike motion scheduled for subsequent month, their union has mentioned.

Some 40,000 BT Group staff will strike on 6, 10, 20 and 24 October, mentioned the Communications Workers Union (CWU).

The union mentioned it anticipated 400 staff employed as 999 emergency name handlers would additionally participate.

BT mentioned it will “do whatever it takes to protect 999 services” by shifting employees to cowl emergency calls.

A spokesperson mentioned: “Redeploying our people to the most important priority is a normal part of BT operations.”

They added: “We are profoundly disappointed that CWU is prepared to take this reckless course of action, but we respect the right of colleagues to strike.”

The CWU mentioned “lives were at risk” as a result of BT was not listening to staff.

In earlier strikes the union agreed with BT that 999 name handlers wouldn’t strike, to keep away from placing strain on emergency companies.

CWU General Secretary Dave Ward mentioned the choice had not been taken frivolously, however that BT’s administration had declined to barter with them.

“This dispute is modern Britain in a nutshell: lives are at risk because a company’s top brass won’t listen to workers,” he mentioned.

The BBC has approached the Home Office and Department for Health and Social Care for a touch upon the influence on ambulance, police and fireplace and rescue companies.

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