Later…with BECTU on June 16th

A farewell party for departing BBC Studios and Post members on June 16th is due to continue through the evening in the TVC Club.

Members of the ESPG Branch Committee are organising the social for all current staff, as well as spouses, partners, colleagues, and many retired staff.

Download the invitation [49Kb pdf]

The party is a follow-on from the “official” farewell in a studio earlier that evening,¬† which is open only to existing staff.

The union will be buying members their first drink, and it is hoped that entertainment will be laid on at the event, due to start at about 1930 on June 16th. The Club bar is scheduled to close at midnight – one hour later than normal.

More than 100 staff are leaving Studios and Post as a the result of a cost-saving restructuring, not counting more than 90 others who have been TUPE transferred back into the BBC.

Text of the invitation to branch members:

As you probably know by now, there is a farewell party on the evening of June 16 to say goodbye to over 100 staff who are leaving due to redundancy.

We’re planning to continue the party that evening in the BBC Club at TV Centre, and an invitation is attached. It will be open to all Studios & Post staff, but union members will have the added advantage of a free drink.

Partners, spouses, colleagues, and retired staff are all welcome.

Among the modest entertainment we hope to lay on is a collection of historic photos capturing the work of members in Studios and Post over the years. If anyone has material that could be included, please contact one of the following:

  • Tony Lennon (
  • Roger Mullins (
  • Nick Carroll (
  • Henry Gibson (

Filed under: BBC Studios and Post Production, News


Posted Monday 18 May 2009 at 1225