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BBC decision on pensioners’ free licences will cost £250m every year and lead to catastrophic cuts

10 June 2019: New free licence deal for over-75s will cost the corporation an extra £250m a year, with 3.7m now having to pay.

Stop the licence snatchers

7 March 2019: The NUJ’s 60+council joined pensioners’ groups and trade unionists outside the offices of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to protest against the threat of the over-75s losing their free TV licences.

Government should pay subsidy for over-75s, says NUJ

20 November 2018: Union calls for an end to the ongoing subsidy as the BBC launches public consultation

Cultural changes needed at BBC to ensure equal pay and to solve staff grievances, says NUJ

25 October 2018: MPs report says lack of transparency over pay had been “unlawful and discriminatory” and cuts at the corporation could compromise quality.

#DM18: BBC members see a national strike on the horizon

21 April 2018: DM also offers solidarity to Red Bee Media and Al-Araby

BBC licence fee must not become bargaining chip in deal with the DUP

14 June 2017: Seamus Dooley, NUJ acting general secretary, called for "a clear and unambiguous commitment" that the prime minister would not agree to scrap the licence fee.

BBC fails pledge to cut senior management posts

26 April 2017: A report by the financial watchdog the National Audit Office found those paid more than £150,000 had risen.

BBC campaign

4 January 2017: Love it or Lose it: the joint unions' campaign to fight for the BBC during charter renewal continues.

Rebel MPs threaten to block BBC licence-fee deal for over-75s

28 November 2016: MPs, including key Conservatives, will move to block a measure on Monday that burdens the BBC with the responsibility for funding the welfare benefit of free TV licences for the over-75s.

NUJ launches legal challenge to BBC deal with Treasury

22 July 2015: The union believes the deal which shifts the payment of free TV licences for those aged 75 and over from the Department for Work and Pensions to the corporation is legally flawed.

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