BT and Openreach staff are to go on strike on 29 July and 1 August in the first nationwide action at the telecoms company in 35 years.
Whilst BT are reassuring customers that they will do everything they can to reduce interruptions to service by implementing tested continuity plans and processes used during the pandemic, there is likely to be an impact for some.
The workers on strike look after the vast majority of Britain’s telecoms infrastructure, from mobile phone connection, broadband Internet and back-up generators to national health systems, cyber security and data centres.
The strike action is also likely to effect the roll-out of ultra-fast broadband, and may cause issues for those working from home.
What does this mean?
Whilst specific detail is not yet available from BT and Openreach on the exact services likely to be impacted by the strikes, they are taking proactive measures to minimise disruption to customers and partners. These measures include potentially rearranging non-essential appointments on the strike days.
What we are doing at GHM
Our suppliers will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with BT and Openreach to ensure there are minimal impacts on services. We will keep you posted as soon as we hear of any updates and support our customers if any issues arise.