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TV unions stop broadcasts

Issue No. 2454

Workers at ITV struck for 24 hours on Thursday of last week in a fight for fair pay.

Bectu, NUJ and Unite union members walked out after overwhelmingly voting to reject a below-inflation pay deal of 2 percent.

Bosses at ITV have refused to budge, despite the fact that ITV posted profits of £712 million in 2014. And ITV boss Adam Crozier awarded himself a bonus of £8.4 million in 2013.

Meanwhile workers have had to put up with years of pay cuts and job losses.

Marie Liffen is a Bectu branch steward at ITV in London. She told Socialist Worker, “Over the last five years there have been pay cuts and redundancies.”

She added, “Then we had a year of no pay increase at all. They reneged on a two-year deal.”

Workers protested outside ITV’s shareholders’ AGM in central London on the same day.

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Tue 19 May 2015, 16:20 BST
Issue No. 2454
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