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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.

Cut low pay not jobs, says Bectu conference

13 May 2008
The Bectu media workers’ union held its conference in Liverpool last week.

Reports round-up

22 January 2008
BBC workers need action over cuts The strike ballot of up to 10,000 BBC workers in the NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions was set to end on Wednesday of this week.

All out for yes vote at BBC

04 December 2007
Up to 10,000 workers in the NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions at the BBC are balloting for strike action against devastating compulsory redundancies. The ballot closes in the second week of January.

BBC union reps vote to reject management pay offer

12 June 2007
Workers at the BBC could join the pay revolt. A national meeting of Bectu, NUJ and Amicus union reps voted unanimously last week to reject the BBC’s pay offer.

Reports round-up

05 June 2007
Ritzy cinema workers strike again Workers at the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton, south London, struck for a second time on Saturday of last week. The Bectu union members, who voted to strike unanimously, are fighting against poverty pay.

Cinema staff at Brixton's Ritzy strike over pay

29 May 2007
Workers at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton in London, members of the Bectu union, went on strike last weekend over poverty pay.

Battle at BBC over cuts

24 February 2007
Thousands of members of the NUJ journalists' union are set to strike at the BBC on Monday over compulsory redundancies. Members of the Bectu union working for BBC News in London were also set to strike.

Action scheduled at BBC

17 February 2007
Members of the NUJ and Bectu media unions at the BBC have announced that they will strike on Monday 26 February in a dispute over job cuts.

Strike vote at ITN

13 January 2007
Members of the Bectu and NUJ media workers’ unions at news provider ITN are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Reports round-up

25 November 2006
BBC strike Some 100 Bectu union members working for BBC News in London struck over new working patterns on Tuesday of last week.

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