WGGB, together with the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU), campaigned for a strong, independent and properly-funded BBC as it faced charter renewal in 2016.
We wanted to ensure it could continue to carry out its duties as a public service broadcaster and protect quality scripted drama and comedy on TV and radio, as well as protect the broader cultural role the corporation plays with its orchestras and Open University (see the Joint statement of organisations campaigning in support of the BBC).
What we did:
Urged our members to take part in the public consultation which ended on 8 October 2015
Spread the word on Twitter using the hashtag #LoveitorLoseitBBC
Urged our members to sign Bectu’s Love it or Lose it petition
Urged our members to take part in the Avaaz petition
Urged our members to sign the 38 Degrees petition
Signed Broadcast magazine’s #BackingtheBBC pledge
Were part of the FEU’s Alternative White Paper on the future of the BBC, and its launch in Parliament
Made our members aware of the TUC report Best of British on how the BBC powers the UK creative industries
Kept our members up to date with campaign news via the Facebook page.