Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Bectu members strike hitting state opening of Parliament

Around 100 technicians and engineers working for the BBC will stage a 24-hour strike from tonight hitting coverage of the state opening of Parliament tomorrow. Bectu say the strike is happening because the BBC has scrapped long established rotas and tearing up local agreements. Around 95% members affected by these changes voted in favour of strike action. Further strikes are planned for the 23rd and 24th November.

BECTU Supervisory official Luke Crawley said: "We expect the strike action to be well supported and the fact that our members will not be at work will cause the BBC major problems in covering the State Opening of Parliament on Wednesday 15th."