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BBC journalists vote to strike over compulsory redundancies

Tony Gosling | 18.03.2009 01:16 | Analysis | Other Press | Technology

News just out - of the poll result.

BBC strike vote - 77% in favour

BBC journalists plan strikes

BBC strikes over threat of compulsory redundancies

Thousands of journalists at the BBC are to hold two national one-day strikes against compulsory redundancies.

NUJ members at the corporation voted 77 percent in favour of strike action in a national ballot.

The most urgent threat of compulsory cuts is at the World Service’s South Asian section where up to twenty members are at risk.


"At a difficult time for journalism the fact that so many members at the BBC are willing to support their colleagues is inspiring.

"If the BBC wants to provoke a strike over such small numbers it would be shameful. We call on the BBC to get round the table with us and sort it out."

The action at the BBC is part of a union-wide campaign against media cutbacks.

16 March 2009

Tony Gosling
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