BT to pay £1,500 bonus to frontline staff

The BT tower, London.

BT has announced plans almost 60,000 frontline workers a Covid bonus of £1,500.

The telecoms company that it will pay 59,000 employees the bonus in June as a thank you for connecting people during the pandemic.

“BT has made a massive contribution to the national cause over the past year: we’ve supported the NHS, families and businesses and avoided the use of redundancy or furlough in our response to the pandemic,” said Philip Jansen, the chief executive.

“Our frontline colleagues and key workers have been true heroes, keeping everyone connected in this most difficult time.

“BT has delivered for our customers through the dedication of all our people, but inevitably the pandemic hit our financial performance, like that of most companies.

“In this context, we have to prioritise and I am determined that we will do everything in our power to reward our frontline colleagues,” he added.

The bonus will cost BT  about £110m.