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4 July 2012
As we go to press the London bus companies have been forced to make a new offer, and Unite have postponed the Thursday (5 July) strike...
15 March 2012
Last year, an episode of BBC's Culture Show on British 'literary fiction' featured 12 debut novelists, writes Dave Gorton.
11 January 2012
Win the Ken Loach at the BBC DVD box set (RRP £51.05), reviewed in the Socialist issue 699, by entering the Socialist Party raffle - £1 a ticket...
1 August 2011
Despite a large number of staff holidays during August, numbers at the picket line in Leeds remained high today
15 July 2011
With over 20 journalists attending the picket lines during the day and just a handful of managers and contractors putting out a skeletal broadcast, the BBC strike was fairly solid in Leeds
13 July 2011
Journalists at the BBC are to strike on Friday 15 July over compulsory redundancies
14 February 2011
Watch the Socialist Party's Southern region organiser get rounds of applause attacking the defenders of David Cameron's Big Society on Nicky Campbell's The Big Question.
5 November 2010
Updated 9/11/10 Programmes and services across the BBC have been affected on Friday 5 November by members of the NUJ taking industrial action to stop attacks on their pensions...
3 November 2010
Members of the National Union of Journalists at the BBC will be on strike on 5 and 6 November and 15 and 16 November, with further dates to be announced in the next week or so...
15 September 2010
Strike threat at BBC over pensions: Members of Bectu, NUJ and Unite unions at the BBC are planning strike action on 5-6 October and 19-20 October. These coincide with the Tory Party conference and the public sector spending review...
3 March 2010
The BBC Trust has ear-marked deep cuts in the corporation. It will mean slashing jobs and the budget of the BBC's online news service by 25%, closing digital radio stations 6 Music and Asian Network,...
28 October 2009
PROTESTERS AGAINST the British National Party (BNP) gathered at the entrance to BBC headquarters from early in the morning of 22 October, writes Matt Dobson.
20 October 2009
As the Socialist goes to press, Nick Griffin, leader of the far-right racist British National party (BNP) is due to appear on Question Time on Thursday 22 October, writes Hannah Sell.
5 June 2009
The producers of BBC programme Question Time on 28 May, on the European elections, had decided not to include RMT union leader Bob Crow as a panel speaker from 'No2EU - Yes to Democracy', on the grounds that it was not an important enough party...
21 January 2009
When it comes to reporting on Gaza the conservative and liberal news media and the United Nations seemed to be lapping up the sour milk offered to the world by Egyptian president Mubarak and France's Nicolas Sarkozy, as if it were the only viable opinion on offer, writes Richard Bell, Bristol ISR and Socialist Party.
25 October 2007
After announcing a six-year plan to cut 2,500 jobs, BBC management have withdrawn plans to issue redundancy letters and have agreed to talks with the trade unions – NUJ, Bectu and Unite...
2 June 2005
ON 23 May thousands of BBC staff, members of three different trade unions, took strike action...
26 May 2005
MEMBERS OF the three main unions at the BBC - BECTU, NUJ and Amicus - were out on strike in force on 23 May...
6 May 2005
TRADE UNIONS at the BBC are balloting for strike action after Director General Mark Thompson refused to guarantee there will be no compulsory redundancies following the corporation's recent announcement...
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