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ITV strike forces improved pay offer

Issue No. 1948

Strike action by workers in the Bectu and Amicus unions at ITV has forced management to make an improved offer over pay.

Hundreds of broadcasting, production and studio staff struck two weeks ago in their fight against a 3.3 percent pay offer.

Philip Windeatt, branch treasurer of Bectu’s ITV London branch, told Socialist Worker, “It was a successful strike. Management was rattled. After the strike it offered a transparent profit sharing scheme, £330 worth of shares and £100 in cash on top of the 3.3 percent pay rise.

“The vote at a meeting of union reps was to take the offer back to the members with a consultative ballot, even though everybody felt the offer was disappointing.”

Dave Stevens, an Amicus rep in London, said, “There is no consolidated money in the new offer so the union is not recommending it.

“The action is by no means finished, only suspended, pending the ballot.”

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Sat 23 Apr 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1948
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