Film & Television Directory

Broadcast Industry News

Submit News Item
26 March 2012

Volunteers Must Not Replace Paid Workers At Olympics, Say BECTU

BBC looks set to stick with a volunteer scheme, as a way of covering the 2012 Olympics, despite criticism that technical and highly skilled broadcasters will be working for free.
Talks have taken place between the BBC and media union BECTU about the Corporation's plans to create 500 'volunteering' roles to enable staff across the country to play a part in delivering coverage of the Olympics.
The discussions followed concerns raised by BECTU that some of the identified roles were business critical and that some staff could find themselves working without pay in order to take part in the BBC's Olympics' operation.
BECTU believes that all BBC staff should be paid to work on the Olympics and should not be required to take annual leave in order to take part.
The BBC insists that the scheme is voluntary, that no-one will be compelled to offer their services, but that typically selected staff will use their annual leave to cover payment for their volunteering time.
"It's regrettable that the BBC will not change its position on individuals needing to take annual leave; however our approach on this has to be balanced with the real interest that BBC staff outside of broadcast critical roles have in taking part," explained Helen Ryan, supervisory official.
(LB)



Bookmark and Share
Top Stories
24/07/2014
A&H Chosen For Vegas Rooms
24/07/2014
XenData And Marquis Launch New Project Parking
24/07/2014
IBC TV; 'Bringing You Content Everywhere'
24/07/2014
Lawo Supplies Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV
24/07/2014
Sound Devices' 970 Selected For Kirby Buckets
24/07/2014
Calrec To Demo Summa At IBC2014
24/07/2014
IABM Records 'Significant Increase' In Membership
24/07/2014
Eyeheight Announces BroadcastSafe Compliance For IBC2014
23/07/2014
Imagine Comms For IBC Debut
23/07/2014
Argosy Prepares For IBC2014
Industry News Archive


SEARCH NEWS

Search News
A&H Chosen For Vegas Rooms
XenData And Marquis Launch New Project Parking
IBC TV; 'Bringing You Content Everywhere'
Lawo Supplies Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV
Sound Devices' 970 Selected For Kirby Buckets
Calrec To Demo Summa At IBC2014
IABM Records 'Significant Increase' In Membership
Eyeheight Announces BroadcastSafe Compliance For IBC2014
Imagine Comms For IBC Debut
Argosy Prepares For IBC2014
Claudia Lawrence Investigation: Man Arrested
Boy Dies After Falling Into River In Argyll
Local Govt And School Support Workers To Strike Again
Peaches Geldof Died Of Heroin Overdose, Coroner Rules
Lancashire Police Appeal To The Public Over Missing Snake
Prisoner Gouges Own Eyes Out Over Sweltering Conditions
Ian Watkins Loses Legal Challenge
Teen Injured During Shooting Attacks In Sheffield
Woman Killed On Carriageway May Have Been 'Forcibly Pushed'
NHS Staff To Ballot For Strike Action Over Pay
Other News In Brief
Regional Film and Video Broadcast News
abc

Flagship Media Group Ltd,
Unit C3, 6 Westbank Drive, Belfast,
BT3 9LA, Northern Ireland
Tel : (028) 90319008
Contact : Click Here

Bot / Local
24/07/2014 13:21:17