Politicians Ask UTV to halt job cuts


So, it’s not complete stop in Stormont.  According to yesterday’s Media Guardian,

The leaders of all the main political parties in Northern Ireland have signed a joint petition urging Belfast-based media group UTV to halt proposed jobs cuts.

First minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson, deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams and Ulster Unionist party leader, Sir Reg Empey, are among six signatories to the petition urging UTV not to go ahead with the cuts.

The broadcasting union BECTU announced on their website a few days ago that

The campaign to save UTV’s local programmes will go to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont on 20 November 2008.

BECTU and the NUJ will make a presentation to the Assembly’s Culture Arts and Leisure Committee about Ofcom’s PSB Review and its impact on Northern Ireland.

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