Coronation Street stars threaten strike over pay cut – Daily TV round-up

Stars of 'Coronation Street' are said to be considering striking after show bosses announced a cut in pay.

They are in talks with ITV after it emerged that the show's omnibus edition would move from ITV1 to ITV2 from this weekend.

Currently, actors get paid a repeat fee of 37.5% of their episode pay for the omnibus on ITV1, but the move to ITV2 would mean they would instead get a much smaller royalty.

A show insider told The Sun that 'the stars are not happy and without the stars there is no show. They don't feel they deserve a pay cut while the show is at the top of its game. If the situation isn't resolved some cast members have indicated they'd be prepared to go on strike'.

A show spokesperson said: “We are in the process of talking to cast members whose pay may be affected by the ending of the omnibus repeat on ITV1.

“We expect to come to an arrangement in the next few weeks. In the meantime we have confirmed that we will continue with repeat fee payments.” [The Sun]

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