News headlines 2002

News headlines in chronological order

January 2002 to December 2002

December 2002

Four BBC BECTU Branch Officers' training courses have been organised for 2003.
The timetable for the BBC Divisional Conference 2003 has been issued.
A dispute is looming over travel payments in London and Manchester OBs.
Another meeting has been held to discuss pay grading and UPAs at the BBC.
BECTU is pressing the BBC to improve pension entitlements for fixed term contract staff.

November 2002

The review of New Media posts across the BBC has now moved to technical categories.
A campaign has been launched to keep regional premises staff in the BBC.

October 2002

BBC internet and email codes of practice have been changed without agreement.
The BBC has been asked what measures are to be taken due to Fire Service industrial action.
The union has welcomed the forthcoming launch of BBC3 on Freeview.
Premises staff are facing redundancies as LST tries to expand its empire.
Following pressure from unions changes have been announced in chargecards and expenses.
Negotiations on a new pay structure and revised unpredictability allowances have begun.

September 2002

Following negotiations it has been agreed to transfer London Graphics staff to Broadcast.
Further details of the proposed transfer of London Graphics to Broadcast have been provided.
The future of Information and Archives' Windmill Road site is being reviewed.
Staff who run the BBC's internet servers are set to move to Maidenhead.

August 2002

The transfer of London Graphics (MediaArc) staff from Resources to Broadcast has been proposed.
Talks on Resources technical trainee pay and training have broken down.
BBC Resources pay structure talks appear to be heading towards difficulties.

July 2002

BECTU is pressing for trainees to get better pay and classroom training.
Members of the SOC for next year's BBC conference have been confirmed.
Agreement has been reached on multiskilled newsgathering in the Nations and Regions.
Moves to recruit new production management staff on lower pay have been blocked.
BECTU has welcomed the BBC winning the DTT licences left by ITV Digital.
Proposals have been rejected to change BBC Resources new joiners pay structure.
A BBC-wide review of the use of chargecards is being carried out.
The BBC will pay a 2.8% increase in August despite objections.
BECTU's Head Office is moving from Soho to Clapham in August.
Nominations are being sought for BBC Divisional vacancies on NEC sub-committees.
A 2.8% pay rise has been accepted by ballots of BECTU members in the BBC and BBC Technology Ltd.
The union is objecting to future trainee recruitment in London Resources.

June 2002

Two BECTU Reps training courses are taking place in the next few months.
Nominations are invited for a vacancy on the Standing Orders Committee.
Nominations are being sought for the BBC Divisional Committee.
Branches are planning to put the "fresh blood" policy back on the agenda.
Talks are continuing on proposed redundancies at Milton Keynes.
BECTU has postponed the result of this year's BBC pay ballot until June 24.

May 2002

Annual pay negotiations in BBC Technology are proposed to move from August to April.
A ballot of BECTU members on the BBC pay offer is still running despite an NUJ holdup.
Agreement has not been reached on the BBC's email and internet policy.
Union-backed Ian Pollock has been re-elected a Pension Trustee.
Factual and Learning compulsory redundancies have been avoided.
Proposed revised salaries for BBC Resources have been tabled.
Unions are planning to ballot BBC members on an offer that puts 1.8% on basic rates this year.

April 2002

Promises have been won on the use of BBC Chargecards.
A major shake-up has been proposed for all online staff.
The BBC remains fully committed to a final-salary staff pension scheme.
Changes have been made to BBC mileage payments in response to new tax rules.
Further details of BBC Resources pay system proposals have been provided.
BBC Safety is offering free courses to both staff and freelances.

March 2002

A new commissioning strategy at the Open University threatens job cuts for BBC staff.
BBC members have been urged to intensify their protest against performance pay.
The 2002 BBC pay negotiations have still not started.
All BBC unions are backing NUJ member Ian Pollock in the Pension Trustee election.

February 2002

Talks on possible changes to BBC Resources pay system have started.
BECTU BBC lay official Tim Warburton is to retire in February 2002.

January 2002

Report of the 16 January 2002 English Regions liaison meeting.
Last updated 26 June 2004