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BBC workers walk out to take on the bosses’ cuts

05 April 2013
Thousands of journalists, technicians and other workers walked out at the BBC across Britain on Thursday last week.

Thousands walk out against crushing BBC cuts

03 April 2013
Thousands of journalists, technicians and other workers walked out at the BBC today, Thursday, in protest at the extra workload and stress caused by cuts at the corporation.

BBC workers' resistance to job attack

28 March 2013
Bectu and NUJ union members at the BBC were planning to strike on Thursday of this week against increased workload, compulsory redundancies and bullying.

Media workers round-up

22 May 2012
Unions representing workers at the BBC have settled their dispute. Workers were being balloted for strikes but NUJ, Bectu and Unite officials have backed off from a walkout.

BBC workers in jubilee strike ballot

08 May 2012
Workers in the NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions are all balloting for strikes at the BBC.

Three unions could turn off the BBC

01 May 2012
Workers in the NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions are all balloting for strikes at the BBC.

BBC workers to ballot on jubilee strike

19 April 2012
BBC workers could strike during the queen’s diamond jubilee in June after a ballot for action was announced by the Bectu, Unite and NUJ broadcasting unions today (Thursday).

BBC Wales ballot to defend rep

17 April 2012
Journalists at BBC Wales are to begin a ballot in defence of Bectu union rep Heidi Williams after she was dismissed.

BBC agrees to talks with Bectu

07 February 2012
BBC bosses have agreed to talks with the Bectu union after a 24-hour strike.

BBC strikes called off

28 November 2011
Unions balloting workers in the BBC have called off upcoming strikes. The NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions balloted together against plans for a wholesale attack on the service.

BBC Wales walks out over job cuts

04 October 2011
BBC Wales workers in the Bectu union struck for 24 hours on Friday of last week.

BBC union reps discuss new pension proposals

07 December 2010
A deal has been brokered between BBC management and representatives of the Bectu and NUJ unions at the corporation.

If your union won't fight, should you leave it?

09 November 2010
Members of the other main union at the BBC—Bectu—originally voted strongly for strikes. But the lack of a lead from union leadership meant that members have now accepted the same deal that the NUJ rejected.

BBC workers name four days for national strikes to defend pensions

14 September 2010
The NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions representing workers at the BBC have announced dates for strikes against attacks on their pensions.

BBC workers vote to strike over pensions

07 September 2010
BBC workers have delivered a stunning vote for strikes in defence of their pensions. Members of the NUJ, Bectu, Unite, Musicians and Equity unions voted by more than 90 percent to take action.

Unions challenge BBC cuts threats

06 July 2010
The NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions have warned that they could launch a strike ballot at the BBC over attacks on pay and pensions.

Culture and Sport Glasgow: ‘We need to strike - it’s the only way to stop the cuts’

01 June 2010
The 1,600 members of the Unite, Unison, Bectu and GMB trade unions working for Culture and Sport Glasgow (CSG) struck successfully for the third time last weekend.

Big issues at Bectu conference

18 May 2010
Media workers in the Bectu union held their annual conference last weekend. We discussed the impact of a Tory-led government.

Strike at BBC World Service

03 March 2009
Around 60 NUJ and Bectu union members in the South Asian services at the BBC World Service went on strike on Thursday of last week against the offshoring and outsourcing of their sections and resulting compulsory redundancies.

Reports round-up

03 June 2008
Reel anger frames action Projectionists in the Bectu union at Odeon Cinemas have voted overwhelmingly to reject a proposed realignment of the payroll system.

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