"Our members have had a pay freeze, pension changes and redundancies over the last two years but now the company is profitable, inflation is high and BT is paying out big money to shareholders and senior executives. If it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for our members."
It's not only BT who are acting in this way - this issue is systemic and widespread across many big corporations.
So many companies now are failing to give basic pay rises in line with inflation (circa 5%) thereby meaning year-on-year people in the organisation who provide the service and make the money are constantly taking a pay cut and being kicked in the teeth. This issue, alongside the constant threat and reality of ongoing redundancies being made, staff are right to feel aggrieved.
All too often, Corporates now look after their Execs with large payrises, share options, guaranteed pensions and golden parachutes, whilst fucking over the guys in the buisiness who actually do the work and keep the buinsess making money.
A word of warning to Big Company Execs - As the economy starts to pick up, don't be surprised if the talent within your organisation looks at how you've been treating them for the last few years and tells you to stick your job up your arse, or exercise their right to withhold their labour
People will only put up with so much crap for so long.