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BECTU members affected by the sale of BBC Technology have voted against their privatisation for the second time. 25 October 2004

BBC Technology members are being balloted on the sale of the company along with terms and conditions. 5 October 2004

BECTU has been warned by Culture Minister Tessa Jowell that she intends to approve the sale of BBC Technology to Siemens. 24 September 2004

Culture Minister Tessa Jowell is deciding whether to approve the privatisation of BBC Technology Ltd. 22 September 2004

BBCT and News staff are being advised not to sign letters circulated by Siemens. 14 September 2004

Nearly all staff terms and conditions are planned to be retained if the BBCT privatisation goes ahead. 28 August 2004

Responses have been given to the list of issues still to be resolved on the proposed BBC Technology privatisation. 20 August 2004

More than 92% of members responding in a ballot have rejected the proposed sale of BBC Technology. 12 August 2004

The BBC has withdrawn most of the proposals to transfer News IT staff if BBC Technology is sold. 9 August 2004

A list of issues still to be resolved on the proposed BBC Technology privatisation has been produced by the union. 6 August 2004

A threat of legal action from the BBC has forced BECTU to cancel industrial action in BBC Technology. 5 August 2004

The Culture Minister will be meeting BECTU before any government decision is taken on the future of BBC Technology. 2 August 2004

87% of BBC Technology members responding in a ballot have rejected Siemens' first conditions offer. 1 August 2004

BECTU has been advised to call off industrial action in BBCT after receiving a second revised offer from employers. 28 July 2004

Plans to privatise BBCT have been hit by the announcement of strike action, and a dramatic intervention by government. 22 July 2004

Union members in BBC Technology are being balloted on a new offer from the company hoping to take them over on September 1. 21 July 2004

BECTU members affected by the sale of BBC Technology have been advised not to fill in or sign any documents from Siemens. 20 July 2004

100% of News IT members responding in a ballot have voted for industrial action. 14 July 2004

Final bidder for BBC Technology outlines plans for pensions and terms and conditions, but promises fall short. 9 July 2004

More than four out of five BECTU members in BBC Technology have voted for industrial action over privatisation. 9 July 2004

Final bidder for BBC Technology outlines plans for pensions and terms and conditions, but promises fall short. 9 July 2004

BECTU representatives are due to open talks with Siemens Business Services, the company hoping to buy BBC Technology. 7 July 2004

An industrial action vote among BECTU members in BBC Technology closes next Friday (9 July 2004). 2 July 2004

News IT members are to be balloted on industrial action in response to plans to transfer staff out of the area. 25 June 2004

Members in TV Playout in West London have voted against their TUPE transfer into BBC Broadcast Ltd. 23 June 2004

A quarter of all IT staff in BBC News are planned to be TUPE transferred out of the BBC if Technology is sold off. 16 June 2004

A ballot is being carried out on the proposed transfer of engineering staff from Technology to Broadcast. 15 June 2004

Both companies left in the race to buy BBC Technology have been shown a secret plan for redundancies. 14 June 2004

Members affected by the privatisation of BBC Technology are to vote on industrial action. 14 June 2004

BECTU has called on the new BBC Chair to review recent decisions like the sale of BBC Technology. 19 May 2004

An annual increase of 2.5% with a 1000 cash bonus has been accepted by BECTU members in BBC Technology. 23 April 2004

Proposals to break-up part of BBC Technology are in dispute. 1 April 2004

BECTU representatives are consulting with members on a 2.5% pay offer from BBC Technology. 26 March 2004

A pay claim covering three years has been submitted on behalf of members in the BBC's Technology subsidiary. 20 February 2004

Report on the first meeting with the BBC about the sell-off on 2 December 2003. 5 December 2003

BECTU has warned the BBC that there will be stiff opposition to the sale of its technology subsidiary. 5 December 2003

BECTU has condemned plans for the privatisation of BBC Technology. 27 November 2003

Last updated 25 October 2004
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