The BBC fails to provide adequate facilities for journalists
producing radio bulletins through the night, according to the BBC
London NUJ branch.
Jon Holden said: “A colleague of mine actually collapsed on duty recently.
there are no designated places for sleep we just assumed he was
sleeping on the floor – for two hours we were just stepping over him.”
ADM backed a motion for better hourly rates for night workers,
guaranteed minimum recovery periods following night shifts, minimum
amenities such as access to hot food and rest areas and the right to a
Holden quipped that the dangers of driving after a
night shift were underlined recently when he reached for an
anti-diarrhoea pill before setting off and accidentally swallowed a