9 July 2010
BBC staff have attended meetings on pay and pensions in huge numbers this week.
Starting on Monday 5 July, meetings were held in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff and London (at TV Centre, Bush House, Millbank and Broadcasting House) and all were very well attended.
More than 200 people took part in meetings at London's TV Centre and Broadcasting House.
Next week's meetings will be held in Plymouth, Caversham, Manchester and Glasgow.
Commenting on the week's activity, also supported by co-BBC unions, the NUJ and Unite, Gerry Morrissey, said:
"The number of people attending meetings this week has been outstanding. What is clear is that management have managed to anger and alienate BBC staff across the board.
"Younger members of staff are questionning the prospects for long-term careers with the BBC, whilst older members of staff are critical of the direction management is taking by not acting to protect staff's accrued pension rights."
Meetings from 12 July will gather further staff opinion ahead of a full meeting of joint union representatives in London on Monday 19 July. BECTU, the NUJ and Unite are due to meet again with BBC executives on pensions on Wednesday 21 July.
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