Scotland NUJ chief Paul Holleran says BBC is 'worst employer he has ever dealt with'

Head of the Scottish branch of the NUJ Paul Holleran has launched a scathing attack on the BBC, saying the broadcaster is the worst employer he has ever dealt with.

Attack: Paul Holleran said the NUJ would continue pressure on BBC

Holleran made the comments to hundred of protesters in Glasgow, reports Newsnet Scotland.

"I've been doing this job for 20 years and it'd be safe to say they [the BBC] are the worst group of employers I've ever dealt with. Not just in respect of the way they treat their staff, which is atrocious, but also the fact that BBC Scotland is not safe in their hands," said Holleran.

The NUJ chief claimed highly experienced and qualified staff had been used as "a guinea pig" for cuts in Scotland with the agreement of BBC Scotland head Ken MacQuarrie and said the NUJ would be pursuing allegations of discrimination against staff at the broadcaster.

"We have fought against compulsory redundancies and we believe that Ken MacQuarrie, controller at BBC Scotland, has agreed that Scotland will be the guinea pig for forced through compulsory redundancies," he continued.

Holleran warned the BBC could face further industrial action from the union to avoid more job cuts and said the management was "not fit to run the BBC in Scotland".

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