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SALFORD APARTHEID AT MEDIACITYUK
 

Star date: 9th November 2009

BBC LONDON STAFF ON HIGHER WAGES THAN SALFORD PEOPLE

It's been revealed that BBC staff moving to Salford MediaCityUK will be able to keep their London allowance of up to £4,080 that they can currently claim. This means that the few people from Salford who actually do get jobs at the BBC will be on less wages, despite possibly doing the same jobs.

Full story here…


BBC staff relocating to MediaCityUK in Salford will not only be able to keep their London `weighting' allowance of up to £4,080 but will also receive numerous other benefits which will allow them to live a life way above the Salford standard of living.

Other incentives that the BBC is offering its staff to move were revealed back in January and included a scheme where the BBC will pick up the bill for their London houses sold at less than 85% of their market value...£350 per trip north for house hunting or family visits, plus full removal and storage costs. They will also get help to find their partners jobs, and a reported £5000 `relocation payment' to cover `additional costs'. Staff who do not qualify for the full package will get payments of up to £8000 plus their London allowances.

It all leaves Salford people at a financial disadvantage from the start – what we would call an apartheid wage system.

 

 

 

 

 

Steve wrote
at 12:44:58 PM on Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Dear me Salford Star you're getting a bit hot and bothered aren't you? And you jump to conclusions too. I live in Eccles. Have done for the last 20 years since my job was relocated from London. And happy to be here - but not felling very welcome now that I realise I stole someone's job and house. I worked for an organisation that created 500 jobs for local people when it moved here. You really do need to see the bigger picture. If you keep going on about Salford jobs for Salford people - which is the real apartheid you complain about - you will put off lots of companies who might be thinking about moving here.
 
Salford Star wrote
at 10:05:37 AM on Friday, November 13, 2009
Re Steve's comments (see below)... yes we do want jobs for Salford people out of media city - we're paying for it after all with our houses, our taxes, our local taxes...in fact our whole inner city is being re-modelled just so that it can happen. I think you have to live here to understand how people feel - they told us the Lowry would bring jobs when they threw millions of pounds at it, and there was nothing...Here's a quote for you that sums it all up "Communities have grown understandably cynical over the years having been promised so much and so little delivered"...that's not from Salford Star, but a direct quote from Salford Council's Chief Executive less than a month ago, when talking about Media City. This Media City project has the backing of hundreds of millions of pounds worth of public money, and everyone's saying `This time it's going to be different...this time there's going to be loads of jobs' Well the job of a community magazine is to question everything and hold it up to account which is exactly what we're doing. There's nothing BNP about wanting the best for the community of Salford - and don't insult us with the reference. One day you might want to step foot in the city and find out what's really going on here..
 
Steve wrote
at 2:18:21 PM on Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sorry Salford Star - but you need to get out and about a bit. What do you think London Weighting is? It is not part of your salary. It doesn't count for calculating overtime. Agree with it or not it is an addition to compensate for the additional cost of living in London. Things like excessive property prices and commuting bills. So you think people in Salford should get paid extra because of high costs in London? As I said in my first post. Nonsense. Do you want to attract people to work in Salford? Or do you want to practice your own version of apartheid and just have jobs and housing for existing Salford residents? Sounds like a mini-version of the BNP immigration policy to me.
 
salford star wrote
at 4:34:27 PM on Wednesday, November 11, 2009
See comment below - no-one wants any workers wages cut but if people are doing the same job surely they should get the same wage? So put Salford wages up to the London weighting and they can all `mark time' together...
 
Steve wrote
at 12:51:43 PM on Wednesday, November 11, 2009
This is just nonsense. The BBC are offering their staff a standard relocatin package. If your employer mover your job 200 miles away would you expect to pick up all the bills for moving? London Weighting will be kept on a mark time basis. That is they won't get any pay rises until their pay catches up with the amount they get in London Weighting. I didn't think it was the Star's politics to reduce worker's wages.
 
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