BBC pensions strike starts
5 November 2010
Journalists across the BBC walked out at midnight in the first of a series of 48-hour strikes in protest at plans to devalue their pensions by imposing a new “pay more, get less” pension scheme.
For many members it would mean being tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds worse off in retirement, an NUJ official said.
“The BBC’s rationale for the move – that a potential £2 billion hole in the pensions fund means it has no choice, has been blown apart by reports from independent financial experts which show the figure to be closer to £1 billion.”
There is now a strict work to rule in place for all NUJ members across the corporation and a further 48-hour strike is scheduled for 15 and 16 November.
Further strike dates, including Christmas Eve/Christmas Day and New Year's Eve/New Year's Day are now under consideration.