ITV staff to stage 24-hour strike

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Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 by The News Editor

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ITV production workers and other staff are to stage a 24 hour strike in a dispute over pay.

The technicians’ union Bectu said its members had voted in favour of industrial action by 67% in protest at a 2% pay award.

Unions have been pressing for a bigger wage increase in view of the TV company’s profits.

Bectu general secretary Gerry Morrissey told the Press Association that staff were “very unhappy” with the pay offer.

“There is a huge disparity between the pay offered to staff and the bonus package to executives as well as shareholder dividends.

“Our members are helping to make the profits but are not sharing in them.”

Bectu said the strike, which will coincide with ITV’s annual meeting, will hit live programmes.

Journalists and other staff are also involved in the dispute.

Published: Wednesday 6th May 2015 by The News Editor

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