The BBC has accepted it has been paying camera trainees less than BECTU rates, and not paying freelancers for overtime while working on the soap, set in a fictional, urban suburb of Glasgow and broadcast only in Scotland. Trainees were said to be bullied into accepting low pay and it was also discovered that staff suffered poor working conditions and not given proper breaks during the day or during weeks of shooting.
The agreement means camera trainees and freelancers will be back-paid their shortfall for the entire of the last two series!
River City is due to go national in 2010, to be aired on BBC2.
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