BBC Strike to hit Commonwealth Games

The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games is to be hit by the first strike in this year’s industrial dispute with the BBC over pay.

The ceremony, which takes place in Glasgow on July 23rd, will be affected by action from midday to midnight by members of BECTU, the NUJ and Unite. News production for the event will be impacted, as will newsgathering and other programme production across radio and TV elsewhere across the UK.

On July 15th, all three recognised staff unions at the BBC posted positive results in their ballots for strike action.

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