ITV staff vote for action over pay
Staff at ITV sites across the country are to take industrial action over pay after Easter.
In a postal ballot which closed yesterday, March 23, staff in ITV centres in Manchester, Leeds, London, Norwich, Birmingham and Nottingham voted by a majority of 55% to take action in an effort to improve a pay offer of 3.3%.
Two weeks ago ITV plc announced its first full year results with pre-tax profits of £340 million after a year of large scale cuts and restructuring.
The company exceeded its savings targets by 20 per cent achieving cuts of £120 million. Despite these results their pay offer to staff is now barely in line with inflation following years in which pay increases in ITV have fallen up to 19% behind increases in average earnings and other staff terms have been eroded.
The sites which have voted for action include those producing Coronation Street and Emmerdale, and regional news output; staff at the London Studios and the Southern Transmission Centre are also due to take action.
Details of the days and type of action will be announced after Easter.