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.
has agreed to a trawl for redundancy volunteers across the entire workforce, which will start by next Monday at the latest.
For further information please call Catherine Bithell in the Amicus press office on +44-207-420-8909 or +44-7958-473-224 or Sharon Elliott at BECTU
It's a disappointment to me that BECTU
has taken this approach and I believe its position is entirely unnecessary.
For further information please call Catherine Bithell in the Amicus press office on +44-(0)20-7420-8909 or +44-(0)7958-473-224 or Sharon Elliott at BECTU
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.
represent 70 people at RaceTech, of which a third work in the office.
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".
Trade union BECTU
say the sevenday cooling-off period for this type of contract does not go far enough and want a ban on all advance payments.
LONDON, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- A strike by broadcasting unions Amicus and BECTU
at ITV's main production centres is forcing Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway to be pre-recorded on Thursday rather than being broadcast in its' usual Saturday night live slot.
Unions Amicus and BECTU
( the Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union ( gave ITV Plc a legal requirement of seven days' notice before the strike comes into effect.
The broadcasting union, BECTU
, which was last night due to call out up to 1,000 technical staff for a 24-hour strike starting from midnight, has also confirmed that racing's inclusion in the Grandstand programme will not be affected.