Manpower Campaign – Close The Gap!

Manpower Campaign – Close The Gap!

Further to LTB 562/2017 dated 20 October, I am writing to update you on the Manpower Campaign – Close The Gap! and in particular the forthcoming Manpower Action Days.

The purpose of these events is to raise awareness at site level among the branches and membership. This will involve a series of protests outside BT sites where Manpower and Manpower and BT members can sign the petition to show solidarity for the campaign.

A schedule of Manpower Acton Days has now been confirmed. The dates are as follows:


SiteBranchBranch ContactContact No.Tues 7th Nov

DoncasterL&SYKirsty Lenham07716 606 426Wed 8th Nov

DundeeEdinburgh, Dundee & BordersMaggie Mearns01313 001 921Wed 8th Nov

TruroSomerset, Devon & CornwallDebbie Hardy07702 670 268Thurs 9th Nov

AccringtonLancs & CumbriaPaul O’Hagan07714 742 568Fri 10th Nov

BelfastNITBDavie Kennedy07802 246 547Fri 10th Nov

GlasgowScotland No.1Bobby Kelly07799 784 561Mon 13th Nov

South ShieldsTyne & WearJo Shaftoe07766 731 964Tues 14th Nov

GosforthTyne & WearJo Shaftoe07766 731 964Tues 14th Nov

BangorNorth Wales & ChesterWayne Callaghan07887 414 398Wed 15th Nov

CanterburyMeridianDave Booker07841 039 561Thurs 16th Nov

WarringtonMerseyRob Alldritt07703 275 703Fri 17th Nov

LincolnL&SYJonathan Bellshaw07714 145 433Mon 20th Nov

SandwellBBCVicki Cornelius07850 737 654Wed 22nd Nov

LeicesterLeicester & MidshiresLiam Anderson07904 722277Thurs 23rd Nov

PortadownNITBDavie Kennedy07802 246 547All BT and Manpower representatives taking part in the protest, apart from on official breaks, will need to take annual leave.

We are encouraging branches to take pictures and use social media at their events by using the hashtag #CloseTheGap fPlease note the format.

Both BT and Manpower have been formally advised of the dates of the Manpower Action Days and it is not our intention to disrupt service or interfere with the working arrangements of the call centres.

Any questions or queries should be addressed to Sally Bridge

Yours sincerely,

Sally Bridge

National Officer

LTB 589/17

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