Posts Tagged ‘Commonwealth games’

930667-2d6d9ab0-eb94-11e3-a4d2-9efb85c9fed0I’ve already had my fill of repeat and ‘pony and trap’ (crap) programmes during the football World Cup not knowing what will be on tv on any particular day. Just when programmes are getting back to normal the Commonwealth Games rears its ugly head but we could be saved.

A strike by thousands of BBC staff could lead to disruption in the broadcasting of the Commonwealth Games.Technicians, journalists and other corporation employees are set to walk out over a pay row at midday on Wednesday – the day Glasgow 2014 gets under way.

Members of the National Union of Journalists, Bectu and Unite will carry out a 12-hour strike.
BBC1 live coverage of the ceremony, presented by Gary Lineker, Hazel Irvine and Clare Balding, is due to begin at 8pm next Wednesday and run until 11pm – with the strike going on throughout.

Coverage is set to feature the Queen reading the message contained in the Commonwealth baton, which has been carried across the globe.The strike will be followed by a “work to rule”, which may have a further impact on coverage in the following days.

Have a ‘butchers hook’ (look) at the picture it shows an Australian swimming competitor in his Commonwealth kit, he deserves a medal just for wearing that out.

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