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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Industrial Action Threat To Strictly Final

BBC staff are currently being balloted about industrial action over BBC cuts and changes to redundancy. If the members vote in favour of a strike, it could affect live BBC programming, including Strictly Come Dancing.

Bectu union general secretary Gerry Morrissey told The Guardian: "Without a change to the BBC's position, we are under no illusions that a vote for strike action will mark the start of a programme of industrial action which could affect the highlights of the BBC's autumn/winter schedule including the Strictly Come Dancing finals and the Sports Personality of the Year awards."

Due to it's technical nature, I don't think Strictly is a show that could get by with staff filling in (anyone old enough to remember the TV-am strike?), but strike action is not as effective as it once was. Maybe we wouldn't even know the difference (a bit like those journalist strikes, where the only giveaway is the lack of BBC Breakfast).


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