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1 October 2010

BECTU has expressed its disappointment at today’s report (Friday 1 October) that new Labour leader, Ed Miliband, has called on the BBC unions to cancel plans for strikes on 5 & 6 October.

Gerry Morrissey, general secretary, said:

“As a Labour Party affiliate, BECTU places on record its dissatisfaction with Ed Miliband’s statement today. The Leader’s intervention is not helpful and is dismissive of our actions as a responsible trade union which has been negotiating with the employer on this issue for three long months.”