BECTU critical of Project Diamond


BECTU has condemned what it sees as the broadcasters’ inadequate response to its proposals for greater transparency with the Project Diamond equality monitoring initiative. The union had previously threatened to boycott the project, which was set up by the Creative Diversity Network to monitor equality data for people working on programmes commissioned by the BBC, ITV Channel 4 and Sky. In a statement BECTU general secretary Gerry Morrissey said: ‘There is evidence stretching back 20 years that transparency of television companies’ diversity record concentrates corporate attention on the issue and drives improvement, and that secrecy allows the industry to forget about it.’ He added that both Arts Council England and the BFI had adopted the union’s transparency policy, but the broadcasting industry was lagging way behind. To read more, click here.