The Communications Workers Union has announced that its members ultimately employed by BT Group will strike on Friday July 29th and Monday August 1st 2022.
As a carrier-independent network provider, we use a number of suppliers, including BT's infrastructure subsidiary Openreach and BT's wholesale division, BT Wholesale. Many of our other connectivity suppliers also rely on Openreach circuits for the 'local tail' that connects their network to end-customer sites.
If the planned strikes go ahead, this may adversely impact a small portion of hSo customers, including...
- Customers waiting for WAN, leased line, FTTP, FTTC, ADSL or PSTN connections to be installed by Openreach, BT Wholesale, or network providers that rely on Openreach/BT Wholesale
- Customers waiting for upgrades to circuits that are at least partially dependent on Openreach participation
- Customers whose services suffer a fault which will require troubleshooting by Openreach/BT Wholesale
During the strike, Openreach will prioritise its resources in an attempt to minimise service disruption.
We will endeavour to provide more specific information to affected customers, once it becomes available to us.