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Old 21-03-2013, 23:37
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Someone should pull the plug on BBC1 and force a test-card on, Viewers will like it better then what's on judging by the Easter line-up
You've obviously missed the new Jonathan Creek on Easter Monday.
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Old 21-03-2013, 23:48
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You've obviously missed the new Jonathan Creek on Easter Monday.
Is that a one off of part of a series? Series are not Easter programming.
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Old 21-03-2013, 23:49
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If workers have a genuine grievance then they should have a right to strike if all other avenues fail.

The problem however for the BBC workers is they have little real leverage.
Unlike commercial companies there are no shareholders anxious to reach a settlement.
Unlike essential public services the public is not going to be inconvenienced. There will be no rubbish piling up in the streets. No sick waiting in hospital corridors.

They can strike as long as they like and all the viewers will do is turn to another channel. They may be disappointed their favourite programme isn't on, but there is no real impact.

It's a self defeating action, as the only likely outcome of any prolonged strike is more people calling for a cut in their budget like the rest of the nation has had to put up with.
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Old 21-03-2013, 23:52
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If workers have a genuine grievance then they should have a right to strike if all other avenues fail.

The problem however for the BBC workers is they have little real leverage.
Unlike commercial companies there are no shareholders anxious to reach a settlement.
Unlike essential public services the public is not going to be inconvenienced. There will be no rubbish piling up in the streets. No sick waiting in hospital corridors.

They can strike as long as they like and all the viewers will do is turn to another channel. They may be disappointed their favourite programme isn't on, but there is no real impact.

It's a self defeating action, as the only likely outcome of any prolonged strike is more people calling for a cut in their budget like the rest of the nation has had to put up with.
In other words they are just on a hiding to nothing.
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Old 22-03-2013, 00:28
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Good.

Radio at least was at least 100 times better and the news was straight to the point.

Keep striking, you're just proving how much we don't need you
Seeing what was on BBC Newcastle's breakfast show today- they could've discussed Callum McManaman as seen in the Sun today, yet there was a discussion on badges and then Jonathan Miles discussed X Factor.
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Old 22-03-2013, 00:32
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If the BBC staff feel they are not getting paid enough then they will continue to strike.
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Old 22-03-2013, 00:35
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Is that a one off of part of a series? Series are not Easter programming.
Special. The last series was on 2004 but there have been two specials since then, plus this new one.
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Old 22-03-2013, 00:46
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If the BBC staff feel they are not getting paid enough then they will continue to strike.
That is their prerogative. This can go on for several weeks, I doubt there is not a employee in this country who believe they should be getting more.
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Old 22-03-2013, 01:15
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It doesn't really disrupt services that much, they need to find a better way of vocalising concerns than striking.
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