Bectu responds to Tony Hall departure

20 January 2020

Bectu releases a statement following the departure of BBC Director General Tony Hall

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Head of Bectu Philippa Childs said: “During his time as Director General Tony Hall has been a strong advocate for the BBC, its staff, and more broadly, defending the existence of public service broadcasting and the Licence Fee. The last few years have been difficult for the Corporation, not least since the last Charter renewal when the BBC were pressurised into taking on responsibility for policy around free TV licences for over 75s.

“Bectu has had an extremely positive and productive working relationship with Tony Hall, who we’ve always found has acted with integrity and transparency even when dealing with high profile issues that the BBC has faced on equal pay and diversity. He has been a supporter of constructive and effective employee relations and a beacon for training and apprenticeships that have benefited the whole industry.

​”We look forward to working with his successor, who we hope understands the importance of standing up for the values of the BBC in an ever changing media landscape.”