Wednesday, 1 September 2010

BBC unions vote for strike action over pensions

More than 90 per cent of members of the NUJ, BECTU and Unite who took part in a ballot have supported calls both for strike action and for action short of strike in the dispute over pensions.
Commenting on the ballot of NUJ members, general secretary, Jeremy Dear said: "The massive scale of this vote is unprecedented – it is a reflection of the wave of anger and sense of betrayal which has greeted the BBC's attempted pensions robbery. BBC management have an opportunity to avoid deeply damaging strike action by guaranteeing the value of pensions already earned and withdrawing their punitive and draconian proposals."
The unions have given BBC management two weeks to come up with an improved offer.

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