United Kingdom -Strike at BBC broadcasting -February 19, 2013

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ), Unite and Bectu organised a strike at broadcasting company BBC against compulsory redundancies. The unions are particularly enraged that compulsory redundancies are being executed, while the corporation is advertising vacancies in other fields. The redundancies are part of the former BBC director’s programme ‘Delivering Quality First’, which according to the unions are so far reaching that they endanger the quality of the news. Unions are demanding a six month moratorium on the cuts from the new BBC director. In these six months, the unions want to assess the consequences of the cuts on the quality of the news.

English: http://www.ifj.org/en/articles/ifj-backs-nuj-strike-over-job-cuts-and-future-of-bbc

http://www.nuj.org.uk/innerPagenuj.html?docid=2815

 

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