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BBC Redundancies

EDM number 1071 in 2012-13, proposed by Austin Mitchell on 12/02/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Broadcasting, Employment, Industrial relations and Media.

That this Houseis concerned that the BBC is refusing to enter into meaningful negotiations with the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) on behalf of its members and is instead insisting on compulsory redundancies of BBC journalists rather than the redeployment of posts under an agreed scheme as requested by the NUJ; notes that despite extensive efforts by NUJ representatives and officials, a number of workers across BBC Scotland, the Asian Network, Newsbeat, News, Five Live, the Big Screens, the World Service and English Regions still risk compulsory redundancy as part of the Delivering Quality First programme which plans more than 2,000 job losses across the corporation; believes that in externally advertising six-month contracts to journalists who do not work for the corporation, at the same time as failing to secure redeployment opportunities for workers at risk of compulsory redundancy, some managers, such as those at BBC Scotland are failing to uphold key aspects of the redeployment agreement, let alone the spirit of the deal; and therefore calls on the BBC to enter into genuine and meaningful negotiations with the NUJ as a matter of urgency in order to resolve this dispute and considers that failing that strike action on 18 February 2013 by NUJ members in the BBC would be both inevitable and justified.

This motion has been signed by a total of 37 MPs.

Austin Mitchell12/02/2013Great GrimsbyLabourProposed
John McDonnell12/02/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Dennis Skinner13/02/2013BolsoverLabourSeconded
Alan Meale13/02/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
Virendra Sharma13/02/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards13/02/2013Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Martin Caton13/02/2013GowerLabourSigned
Mary Glindon13/02/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Sandra Osborne13/02/2013Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Dai Havard13/02/2013Merthyr Tydfil and RhymneyLabourSigned
Jim Shannon14/02/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
Paul Flynn14/02/2013Newport WestLabourSigned
Linda Riordan14/02/2013HalifaxLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/02/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Grahame Morris25/02/2013EasingtonLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz25/02/2013Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Mark Durkan25/02/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Elfyn Llwyd25/02/2013Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Kelvin Hopkins25/02/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie25/02/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
William McCrea25/02/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Jim Sheridan26/02/2013Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon26/02/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Jim Dobbin26/02/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Hywel Francis26/02/2013AberavonLabourSigned
Katy Clark26/02/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Jim McGovern26/02/2013Dundee WestLabourSigned
Stephen McCabe27/02/2013Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Graeme Morrice27/02/2013LivingstonLabourSigned
Ian Lavery27/02/2013WansbeckLabourSigned
Jeffrey M Donaldson27/02/2013Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Alasdair McDonnell27/02/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
David Anderson28/02/2013BlaydonLabourSigned
Hywel Williams04/03/2013ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Caroline Lucas05/03/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Naomi Long14/03/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
George Mudie25/03/2013Leeds EastLabourSigned

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