You're here: Home - BBC News - BBC News Technicians Strike

BBC News Technicians Strike

Technicians who work for BBC News have started a 24 hour strike.

The strike action, which started at 2200 on Tuesday November 14, was sought in a row over working hours. The BBC has decided to decrease the amount of hours that its technical staff work in each shift but the staff themselves are unhappy as this means working more shifts at unsociable times for no extra pay.

The action was timed to co-incide with the Queens Speech and BBC News programmes have been showing fewer live interviews with correspondents.

Further action is planned for November 23 and 24 if management does not agree to rework the new shift patterns.

Updated: Wednesday 15 November 2006
Dianne Oxberry

BBC weather presenter Dianne Oxberry has died from cancer at the age of 51. She died at the Christie hospital in Manchester on Thursday morning (10th Jan). Totally, utterly, completely devastated. Just can’t believe we have lost the lovely hugely talented Dianne Oxberry. @BBCNWT will…

Maryam Moshiri throws shade at Sky News – Not wrong for long

BBC News business presenter Maryam Moshiri throws shade at Sky News – “Never wrong for long”

Ben Hunte – BBC News LGBT Correspondent

Ben Hunte has been announced as the first LGBT Correspondent for BBC News. The newly created role will report on the stories, issues and debates surrounding sexuality and gender and focus on providing insight and analysis on matters affecting the LGBT community in the UK….