Paul Holleran: The strike action at BBC Scotland

I ARRIVED at BBC Pacific Quay seconds before the doors opened and the scene quickly began to resemble a throwback to the ’70s in the neighbouring shipyards, with workers streaming out onto the picket line.

It was an awe-inspiring moment as the crowd surged forward to listen to their national union officials.

BECTU Organiser, Paul McManus, laid it on the line. It was all about stopping what we believe to be ‘major-scale mismanagement’ across the BBC and he reminded ‘the troops’ that this scene was being replicated all over the nations and regions of the BBC, with journalists and technical staff ‘hitting the cobbles’.

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