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One third vote against Labour affiliation in Bectu union ballot

06 December 2003
MEMBERS OF the Bectu broadcasting union have voted to retain the union's affiliation to the Labour Party.


24 May 2003
DELEGATES AT the annual conference of the broadcasting and entertainment union Bectu delivered a blow to New Labour last weekend. They went against the union's leadership and carried a motion demanding a membership-wide vote on the union's affiliation with the Labour Party. The vote produced a 61 percent majority in favour, with delegates casting branch votes of 9,165 votes for and 5,960 against.

Strikes go centre stage

24 November 2001
Backstage staff at the Royal Shakespeare Company, based in London, have voted to take strike action at Christmas. The workers, members of the BECTU union, voted by nine to one in favour of strikes.

Royal Shakespeare Company

15 September 2001
PRODUCTION workers at the Royal Shakespeare Company are to strike this weekend over redundancies. The dispute will threaten disruption to performances in Stratford-upon-Avon, says the BECTU union.

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