24 hour IT strike likely at the BBC if ballot says yes

Just got off the phone with union Bectu, which amongst others represents many of the Siemens workers embedded at the BBC.

The spokesman said talks yesterday concluded that a 24-hour strike will be held if the recent ballot over industrial action reveals an apetite for action.

The union is unhappy with a pay freeze, redundancies and the possibility of servers being sent to Romania.

The union said it will attempt to maximise the impact of strikes which means sporting events and the build up to the general election could be hit.

I wonder if the Union has thought about striking while the BBC hosts the live debates between the party leaders. There will be three 90-minute debates, the first on ITV1, the second on Sky News and the last on BBC One.