Solidarity With Striking BBC Workers
12:00 Noon to 2:00pm - Thursday 28th march 2013
Birmingham City Centre
You are invited to join NUJ/BECTU members as they walk out of the BBC Mailbox at 12:00 noon this Thursday.
This joint BECTU / NUJ strike is over compulsory redundancies, excessive workloads, bullying and harassment within the corporation. A consequence of the corporation’s Delivering Quality First (DQF), a cost-cutting programme which will result in the loss of 2,000 job across the corporation.
Gerry Morrissey general secretary Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) said: “BBC staff have rejected management’s attempts to create a modern-day BBC sweatshop. Current demands on staff are unacceptable and with more job cuts planned it is essential that the BBC takes stock of the impact of DQF on its workforce.”
Michelle Stanistreet general secretary National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said: “It is disappointing that once again the BBC has decided not to properly engage, refusing our call for a moratorium to give space for meaningful discussions on the worrying impact of the cuts. BBC executives know they’ve got a major problem on their hands – the recent investigation into bullying and harassment has lifted the lid on a problem that has been allowed to grow to shocking levels, under the noses of senior executives supposed to be responsible for upholding ‘BBC values’.
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