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Issue No. 1880

ALMOST 40 reps from the Amicus, Bectu and NUJ unions representing Granada workers met with their full time broadcast organisers at the ITV unions' campaign meeting last week.

Most ITV workplaces nationally were represented.

Faced with a wage rise from Granada of just 2 percent, plus a ragbag of shares worth a measly £300, the meeting voted to recommend industrial action.

It voted to organise a postal ballot on industrial action as soon as possible.

Granada will not properly negotiate with the unions.

Instead it has enforced for the third year on the trot a wage rise that is below the rate of inflation. Granada will not commit itself to a minimum wage of £13,000.

Granada has decided to close the Southampton site of Meridian TV.

This threatens up to 175 jobs there and at other Meridian sites.

Anglia TV in Norwich has announced redundancies.

With Granada and Carlton hoping for an easy ride for their merger into one ITV channel, it's the perfect time for industrial action.

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Sat 6 Dec 2003, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1880
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