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    BBC journailists on 48 hour strike

    In my opinion the BBC produces some wonderful material, which I think is still world-renowned.

    Having said that the arrogance of the journalists in going on strike over the proposed changes to their pension schemes is beyond belief. Other unions have accepted the change (which have been suffered by other industries and settled years ago), so what makes the journalists think they deserve anything different?

    The BBC itself is a bloated, overpaid, over-staffed expensive organisation, which despite the quality I value, will HAVE to change. Soon - hopefully!

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    Re: BBC journailists on 48 hour strike

    Quote Originally Posted by soloman View Post
    In my opinion the BBC produces some wonderful material, which I think is still world-renowned.

    Having said that the arrogance of the journalists in going on strike over the proposed changes to their pension schemes is beyond belief. Other unions have accepted the change (which have been suffered by other industries and settled years ago), so what makes the journalists think they deserve anything different?

    The BBC itself is a bloated, overpaid, over-staffed expensive organisation, which despite the quality I value, will HAVE to change. Soon - hopefully!
    All absolutely true, and if the BBC journalists do go on strike the general public will simply turn to one or more of the many other sources of information and entertainment there are. They've only got themselves to blame for the possible consequences of their actions.
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    Re: BBC journailists on 48 hour strike

    All absolutely true, and if the BBC journalists do go on strike the general public will simply turn to one or more of the many other sources of misinformation and entertainment there are

    Fixed that for you
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    Re: BBC journailists on 48 hour strike

    Quote Originally Posted by TellMeMore View Post
    All absolutely true, and if the BBC journalists do go on strike the general public will simply turn to one or more of the many other sources of misinformation and entertainment there are

    Fixed that for you
    I am delighted it has been brought to our attention. But a little worrying that so few feel the issue important so far?

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    Re: BBC journailists on 48 hour strike

    Quote Originally Posted by manrow View Post
    I am delighted it has been brought to our attention. But a little worrying that so few feel the issue important so far?
    The BBC pension scheme is in deficit to the tune of 2 billion pounds. The latest offer from BBC 'management' ( I use the term loosely!) incorporates an increase in this deficit of 'only' 120 million pounds over the next two years! Guess who the mugs are who are liable for this deficit; you've got it - the taxpayer!

    The average working man earns substantially less, I suspect, than the average BBC journalist, and if he is in the private sector has a pension scheme, if he has one at all, which pales into insignificance besides the BBC gold plated, index linked scheme which, like most public sector schemes, is completely unsustainable. These journalists should be ashamed of themselves and their greed!

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    Re: BBC journailists on 48 hour strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Major Sinic View Post
    The BBC pension scheme is in deficit to the tune of 2 billion pounds. The latest offer from BBC 'management' ( I use the term loosely!) incorporates an increase in this deficit of 'only' 120 million pounds over the next two years! Guess who the mugs are who are liable for this deficit; you've got it - the taxpayer!

    The average working man earns substantially less, I suspect, than the average BBC journalist, and if he is in the private sector has a pension scheme, if he has one at all, which pales into insignificance besides the BBC gold plated, index linked scheme which, like most public sector schemes, is completely unsustainable. These journalists should be ashamed of themselves and their greed!
    I have a feeling that we, the public, will win this argument without action, as if the strikers are able to extract a greater contribution to their pensions from their employers then that must result in some employees and jounalists losing their jobs. As ever they hadn't thought of that!

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    Re: BBC journailists on 48 hour strike

    Quote Originally Posted by soloman View Post
    I have a feeling that we, the public, will win this argument without action, as if the strikers are able to extract a greater contribution to their pensions from their employers then that must result in some employees and jounalists losing their jobs. As ever they hadn't thought of that!
    I suppose the bottom line is, did we miss them?
    In my opinion the answer is NO!

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    Re: BBC journailists on 48 hour strike

    Quote Originally Posted by soloman View Post
    I suppose the bottom line is, did we miss them?
    In my opinion the answer is NO!
    Have I missed something? Was there a strike?

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