Bectu

BBC announces 2,500 job cuts

The BBC has confirmed plans to eliminate 2,500 jobs in a bid to save $4 billion over the next five years, The Times of London reported Thursday.

BBC faces strikes over 3,000 job cuts

BBC workers' picket, 2005

A new wave of strike action is likely at the BBC as its director general Mark Thompson prepares to announce up to 3,000 job cuts.

BBC strike this month?

500 BBC production staff are likely to strike on the 15th and 23rd of February over job cuts. Mergers of production jobs, likely to cause over 100 job losses according to the union BECTU, have provoked the decision to strike by workers in Bristol, London, Birmingham and Manchester.

Opera workers to strike

Staff at the English National Opera (ENO) have voted to strike over a pay dispute. Members of the broadcasting union Bectu voted 94% in favour of strike action.