You may be aware that BT have made announcements today regarding the next stage of the Better Workplace Programme for Group Business Services. Prospect is currently in consultation with BT and have called for the business to be open with employees regarding the location strategy roll out.
The proposed locations for GBS will be Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, London, Darlington, and Newcastle with core operations being based in Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester and operations in Darlington and Newcastle. A small specialist presence will remain in Ipswich and Derry for specific functions and a small presence will remain in London at One Braham. The intent is to complete the programme by March 2024.
It is Prospects aim to ensure member’s concerns are heard during consultation. If you have any questions or issues regarding these matters, you can contact your Prospect Representative Keith Flett 07803 167 266/ firstname.lastname@example.org or myself Paula Lamont email@example.com.
We appreciate the proposed location changes may be difficult and unsettling and would urge you to discuss any concerns you may have with your line manager. For additional wellbeing support, you can go to the BT Wellbeing site www.yourwellbeing.bt.com or refer to their Employee Assistance Programmes.
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