Monday, February 18, 2013

BBC journalists to stage 24-hour strike over jobs on 18 February

17 February 2013, The Independent, UK reports that BBC journalists will stage a 24-hour strike tomorrow in a row over jobs, threatening disruption to radio and TV news programmes.

Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) will walk out from midnight as part of a campaign against compulsory redundancies.

The union said jobs were set to be axed across the corporation, including BBC Scotland, Five Live, the Asian Network and the World Service.

The BBC said it could not speculate on possible disruption to programmes.

Picket lines will be mounted outside BBC offices across the UK, including London, Cardiff, Glasgow and Birmingham.

(Source : The Independent, UK via mediauk)

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