Job cuts, workloads and bullying leads to BBC staff going on strike
Members of the National Union of Journalists within the BBC and Bectu, representing technical staff, have just begun a 12-hour strike, following a row over job cuts, workload and claims of bullying, a news report reveals.
The corporation is cutting about 2,000 jobs over five years as part of its Delivering Quality First (DQF) programme. Most of the jobs targeted by the budget cuts were eliminated through voluntary redundancies, but an estimated 110 members of staff were made compulsorily redundant.
The strike would affect programmes, including news bulletins, and the BBC has already issued a statement, saying that it was disappointed at the action and apologised for disruption.
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