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BECTUBroadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union
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BECTU opposed the plan to name the staff affected but backs the need for more transparency.
The BBC has said it is moving its Training and Human Resources departments to Birmingham, but BECTU says any new jobs will not replace programme makers and production departments who have left.
BECTU has agreed to a trawl for redundancy volunteers across the entire workforce, which will start by next Monday at the latest.
It's a disappointment to me that BECTU has taken this approach and I believe its position is entirely unnecessary.
A BBC spokesman said: "We are disappointed that BECTU members have voted to take industrial action and remain open to dialogue to resolve the dispute.
BECTU represent 70 people at RaceTech, of which a third work in the office.
BECTU insists that plans to move production of network TV content such as Countryfile, Coast and Hairy Bikers to Bristol "make no creative or financial sense".
The industrial action, which could claim the children's morning show Live and Kicking, has been called by BECTU in protest at 53 compulsory redundancies and a separate dispute over travel pay.
Members of the broadcasting workers' union BECTU, the journalists' NUJ and the engineers' AEEU are protesting over the company's refusal to increase a 3.
BECTU said in a statement: "BECTU members have raised a series of key questions about the BBC's desire to scale back production in Birmingham; if implemented the move would not only decimate a skilled production community and deny future generations the opportunity of work in the sector, but it would add to the BBC's costs when the stated aim is to save money.
Union officials from GMB Scotland and BECTU have lodged complaints with the BBC and Capita, the firm which runs the helpline complex in Sauchiehall Street.
The broadcasting workers union BECTU, journalists in the NUJ and engineers with the AEEU have so far rejected a 3.