The disciplinary regime at Sky continues to stimulate union membership applications. CWU cannot stop the company’s general approach but we can advise and represent at hearings.
Rupert Murdoch’s Fox planned £11.7 billion takeover of Sky (from the current 39% ownership) has slowed again as the government passed the issue to competition authorities. Issues are still ‘standards’ and ‘media plurality’. Last try was blown apart by the 2011 phone hacking scandal.