BBC IT workers in favour of strike

I had meetings on friday and was unable to update you on the situation at the BBC.

Well, the result of the ballot of Siemens workers who are members of th Bectu union at the BBC has been revealed.

A massive 65% of of union members voted to strike.

That means Siemens will get back around the table with the union.

But if nothing is agreed there will be at least one 24 hour strike.

Suresh Chawla, national officer at Bectu said: “Our members have clearly demonstrated that this situation is unacceptable and we’re hopeful that by getting back round the table with the employer we can avoid industrial action and reach an amicable settlement.”

I think Siemens should have agreed to get around the table before the ballot result just to show that they are really committed to a fair resolution and not just doing as little as possible.