End poverty pay for contractor workers at the BBC
  • Petitioned Andrew Main

This petition was delivered to:

CEO, ARAMARK UK;
Andrew Main
Vice President, Johnson Controls Global WorkPlace Solutions
Guy Holden
Director, BBC, HR
CC Lucy Adams

End poverty pay for contractor workers at the BBC

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      BECTU

Many workers at the BBC are still paid poverty wages - little more than the Minimum Wage and well below the London Living Wage of £ 8.55. 


These workers are not BBC staff but are employed by multinational companies such as 'Johnson Controls International' and 'Aramark', who turn huge profits by squeezing workplace conditions to little over the minimum allowed by law. Many do not receive extra payment for working anti-social hours, such as long days, weekends and night shifts. Furthermore, regular staffing cutbacks mean they are often taking on even heavier workloads.

Many of these workers will be well known to BBC staff as they provide important services and support functions that are essential to the smooth running of all parts of the Corporation - such as Catering staff, Cleaners, and Porters, etc. A good number of these were formally employed by the BBC before they were discarded in the name of `contracting out'. 


Following Union pressure, the BBC has promised to ensure that salaries for these workers are increased when new contracts are tendered, but this is too late for staff who can find it impossible to make ends meet. 


BECTU, the Media and Entertainment Union representing staff at the BBC, are calling for Aramark and JCI to treat their workers with dignity and pay them at least the London Living Wage. 


To support low paid workers at the BBC, please sign our petition.

 

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    • Sharon Hemans LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 3 months ago

      Our catering staff do a fantastic job, it's outrageous that they are paid so little.

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    • Bobby Calvert HAWICK, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      We pay the BBC fat cats far to much at least the real workers should be payed a living wage.Sadly the BBC is just another corporate news service run for the benefit of the Government and Corporate interests it no longer is a News service we can trust,As this policy shows pay as little as possible to the hard workers so fat cats get more .

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      • about 1 year ago

      All London based publicly funded bodies should pay the London living wage to every worker.

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    • Kirsty Craig CHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      This is a morally bankrupt practice by the BBC. The gap between the low paid and those on much higher salaries grows ever wider it seems, which is unacceptable in today's society as far as I am concerned.

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    • Celia Hutchison MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 1 year ago

      Cleaning staff are just as important as anyone else. They do a hard job and deserve decent pay.

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