News headlines 2003

News headlines in chronological order

January 2003 to December 2003

December 2003

BECTU has condemned plans for the privatisation of BBC Technology.
Five BBC BECTU Branch Officers' training courses have been organised for 2004.
New arrangements for flexible working and maternity pay have been agreed.
Industrial action in London News Support has been suspended.
The timetable for the BBC Divisional Conference 2004 has been issued.

October 2003

Industrial action in London News Support has started.
Industrial action planned in London News has been suspended.
News staff are to carry out industrial action because of unagreed working hours changes.

September 2003

A union call for full maternity pay to be available to all women staff has been rejected.
Another year of talks with the BBC about a new pay structure are about to start.

August 2003

BBC Members are still being advised not to submit electronic Conflict of Interest forms.

July 2003

The 3.6% BBC pay increase covering most staff has been confirmed.
BECTU has agreed to open negotiations over Big Conversation initiatives.
The union is concerned about the future of Information & Archives.

June 2003

BECTU members in production departments have accepted new job descriptions.

May 2003

BBC members are being advised not to complete personal statements about their outside interests.
The BBC pay increase covering most staff could be 3.6% in August 2003.
Branch delegates from across the BBC have met at the 2003 Divisional Conference.
Unions believe new rules covering workers with young children should be extended to all staff.

April 2003

A second ballot is being run on new job descriptions in Production departments.
An industrial action ballot is underway among BECTU members at BBC World Service.
Four post cuts have taken place at Costume and Wig Store in West London.
BECTU is challenging 100 possible redundancies across New Media in the BBC.
BECTU has accepted the increase in contributions to the BBC pension fund.
18 post cuts across Broadcast in London have been proposed.
The closure of the BBC Special Effects department has been proposed.
New rules for BBC issued chargecards have been introduced after repeated complaints.
One amendment to propositions for the BBC Divisional Conference 2003 has been submitted.
A threat of industrial action over abuse of a multiskilling agreement has been lifted.
English regional CTAs have transferred out of Resources Ltd.

March 2003

A major reorganisation of BBC Technology has been proposed.
Nearly 92% voting in a ballot favour this year's BBC Resources pay offer.
Proposals for the BBC Divisional Conference 2003 have been issued.

February 2003

BBC Resources members are recommended to accept a revised pay offer in a ballot.
BECTU has accused management of abusing an innovative agreement on multiskilling.
Plans to transfer regional premises staff to LST will not be going ahead.
Over 1200 have signed a petition opposing plans for regional premises staff.

January 2003

Differences have emerged at the first BBC Resources Ltd pay claim meeting.
Last updated 26 June 2004