You're here: Home - News - BBC News Technicians Strike No Comments

BBC News Technicians Strike

Technicians who work for BBC News have started a 24 hour strike.

The strike action, which started at 2200 on Tuesday November 14, was sought in a row over working hours. The BBC has decided to decrease the amount of hours that its technical staff work in each shift but the staff themselves are unhappy as this means working more shifts at unsociable times for no extra pay.

The action was timed to co-incide with the Queens Speech and BBC News programmes have been showing fewer live interviews with correspondents.

Further action is planned for November 23 and 24 if management does not agree to rework the new shift patterns.

Updated: Wednesday 15 November 2006

Thousands of journalists and production staff at BBC News are due to strike over compulsory job cuts. The 24-hour walkout which will take place on Monday February 26 is in protest at five compulsory redundancies in BBC News and three in other departments as part…

Former Tyne Tees presenter Kathy Secker has died, her family has announced. “We know Kathy was held the hearts of many in the North East from her years presenting with Tyne Tees and BBC Radio, and for her work founding and building Grace House in…