Category Archives: BBC

NEC hears that Jeremy is stepping down

This year the union holds its election for a general secretary and after having served two five year terms, Jeremy Dear announced to the FebruaryNEC  meeting  that he would not be standing again. Jeremy was the union’s youngest ever leader when he was elected in 2001 at the age of 34. He was re-elected in 2006. Prior to becoming General Secretary he served the union as National Organiser for newspapers and as President. Continue reading NEC hears that Jeremy is stepping down

BBC pensions strike gathers pace

With less than 48 hours to before  the first NUJ strike action against  the great pensions robbery proposed by the BBC management, news of  how programmes will be affected are being reported. BBC Journalists  stand to lose thousands of pounds every year under draconian new pension plans set to be imposed at the Corporation. The following appeared today written by Tara Conlan for the Guardian web site. Continue reading BBC pensions strike gathers pace

Support action at the BBC on 5/6 November

At last week’s meeting of the NEC Policy Committee, (28 October) we had an update from the meeting with BBC reps being held at the same time, on the fifth floor, to discuss the outcome of the ballots on the BBC mangement’s latest ‘pensions offer’. In the ballot 70% of NUJ members rejected the  proposals and we were told that union reps had agreed plans for a series of strikes and other industrial action, with the threat of a walkout at Christmas on the cards. Continue reading Support action at the BBC on 5/6 November