BT management is asking staff that are not involved in the strike ballot to outline their skills so they could be called upon in the event of strike action.
This is part of the Telcos back up plan if thousands of engineers vote to go on strike.
Members of the Communication Workers Union (CWU) at BT have rejected a revised pay offer from the telco. A massive 50,000 workers could go on strike soon. This will be the first strike of this kind for well over 20 years.