Make your boss rich and lose your job
BECTU (Broadcasting Entertainment Cinematograph and Theatre Union)
has accused the owners of Ulster Television of casualisation after
they announced 35 redundancies at the start of the summer. The
workers were shocked by the announcement as Ulster Television had not
reported any financial difficulties to their staff or to the union.
In fact last year's pre-tax profits came to £12 million.
The union has said it will fight any compulsory redundancies.
BECTU Assistant General Secretary Gerry Morrissey said: "The company
admit that the work remains, however they would prefer to bring in
freelancers rather than continue to employ staff who have shown their
commitment to the company over many years". The bosses get the big
bucks and the workers get no job security or promotion opportunities.
This article is from Workers Solidarity No
58 published in ocgt 1999