A group of more than 50 cross-party MPs, signed a letter to Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer brands, following complaints that non-essential staff are being forced to work in the office without social distancing.
Mr Allera is responsible for BT’s Consumer brands, which includes BT, EE and Plusnet call centres throughout the UK.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper, who signed the letter, said:
“Employers not facilitating remote working or social distancing are putting the NHS and our community at risk.
“BT and other technology companies are helping businesses across the UK adapt and need to do the same for their own workforce.
“It’s not enough clapping once a week on Thursday evenings, we all must do everything that we can to stop this virus spreading in order to save lives and protect our NHS. We all must play our part.
“Recently there’s been a lot of media focus on people in parks whilst the elephant in the room has been the thousands of workers unnecessarily at risk working close together in open plan offices.”
The letter calls for Marc Allera to provide staff with laptops and internet phone lines to allow them to work from home.