BSkyB stays tight-lipped over McCoy resignation

Broadcaster BSkyB has had a senior HR staff reshuffle after group HR
director Craig McCoy resigned following controversy over union recognition.

McCoy left last month after threatening that jobs would be lost if staff
voted in favour of union recognition. His departure followed an ongoing dispute
with broadcasting union Bectu.

McCoy sent a letter to staff, telling them the company would consider outsourcing
its call centre operations if a vote forrecognition of Bectu was successful
(News, 18 February).

BSkyB corporate communications manager Robert Fraser told Personnel Today
that McCoy has been replaced by Marie-Helene Ferguson – the broadcaster’s
senior employment solicitor.

Sources at Sky told Personnel Today that Anne Necus, head of HR and
development, has also left the company, but Fraser said he could not comment on
the matter. He refused to say whether Necus was still working for Sky or to name
the current head of HR and development.

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