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BBC Strike NUJ

NUJ members across the BBC prepare to strike on Monday 18 February


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

February 17, 2013 | 2 min read

The NUJ is making final preparations for the BBC strike against compulsory redundancies at the Corporation.

The strike action will begin at 00.01 on Monday 18 February and ends at 23.59 on Monday 18 February.

It comes as NUJ members across the BBC - in Scotland, in BBC South, the Asian Network, Newsbeat, News, Five Live, the Big Screens, the World Service and English Regions - remain at risk of compulsory redundancy.

The BBC has been asked by the NUJ for a moratorium on all job cuts for a six month period, to allow for talks and negotiation with the new Director General. So far the BBC has not responded to this request.

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary said: "NUJ members across the BBC are taking action to defend jobs and quality journalism at the corporation. They are angry and frustrated at the poor decisions being taken at the top of the BBC - decisions that are leading to journalists being forced out of their jobs and quality journalism and programming compromised.

"Instead of making sure that the redeployment process works properly in all areas of the BBC, managers are prepared to waste public money on needless redundancies and sacrifice the livelihoods of experienced and talented journalists, at the same time as advertising other jobs externally. It's particularly disappointing that the BBC has failed to engage meaningfully in attempts to resolve this dispute - an abdication of responsibility for a public service broadcaster."

A list of addresses and locations regarding the picket lines is available on the BBC website

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