Corporate reseller Computacenter is on the verge of finalising an outsourcing deal to support desktops for 90,000 BT workers in a move that will see a number of BT employees transfer to the reseller.
Computacenter is currently in discussions with the telco over the multi-million pound deal, which will run for five years and involve the reseller taking responsibility for support and services of desktops within BT.
"If the deal gets signed we are looking at around 377 permanent BT staff being transferred to Computacenter," said a BT spokesman.
But reports had stated that some of the BT staff which could be involved were considering strike action.
The Communications Workers Union, which represents some of the BT workers, has stated its opposition to the development, and will be balloting members on what action to take.
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