O2 UK workers reject pay offer and threaten strike action

2 Aug 2005

O2 UK faces strike action from its employees after the main union balloted its members over the company pay offer. The proposal split the workforce in two, with one half having their pay basic pay frozen for up to seven years and the other half having their salary linked to performance targets. Of the 3,700 union members, over three-quarters voted – by a margin of 24 to one – to reject the plan. The union’s lead negotiator said: ‘It is about time O2 started listening to its workforce instead of insulting them’.

United Kingdom, O2 UK