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NUJ calls action at BBC Scotland

The BBC Scotland NUJ chapel has agreed unanimously, following a ballot, to take industrial action in response to the compulsory redundancies threatened at the corporation.

BBC management has been given a seven day notice for action, required under law.

Affected BBC offices include Glasgow, Edinburgh, including the Scottish parliament, and Selkirk in the Borders.

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary commented on the decision: "The BBC should withdraw the threat of compulsory redundancies in Scotland and take steps to redeploy staff at risk.

"Journalists will stand in solidarity with colleagues who risk losing their jobs and members have a clear mandate to take action to stop compulsory redundancies.

"It is not right to start the year with the threat of job cuts, compulsory redundancies are avoidable and the NUJ urges management to get round the table to resolve the dispute by providing sufficient redeployment opportunities to the staff affected."