Target changes in TT WiFi and 2nd line – what’s the score? April 15, 2009Posted by tomcwu in Bonuses, Pay, Preston, TalkTalk, Targets.
Q: When is a target not a target?
A: When you’re not supposed to hit it!
OK, it’s not very funny. It’s even less funny if you work at Preston’s TalkTalk WiFi and 2nd Line Broadband department. Since – appropriately enough – April Fools Day, they’ve had their target structure change, with the probable effect that many workers are looking at losing a significant chunk of take home pay every month – perhaps up to £50 a month, equivalent to £600 a year.
The briefing makes it clear that this change in targets (basically through removing the ‘green authorisation’ facility) constitutes a significant change in terms and conditions. Because of this, the company has an obligation to properly consult with workers over a 30 day period. But this didn’t happen.
Workers need to think about whether they want to have a voice at work, and if so whether the ‘Chat Back’ or ‘Your Voice’ forums are sufficient. If they are not sufficient, that leaves the alternative as a properly organised union. That is what the Communication Workers Union is here to build.