BBC strike

Submitted by Matthew on 4 August, 2011 - 1:00

BBC workers took a second day of strike action on Monday 1 August in a battle over job cuts.

National Union of Journalists General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet said: “The NUJ is proud that our members everywhere in the BBC have recognised this threat to their colleagues [...] The latest ludicrous management ploy is to claim that the strike today isn’t having any effect. Clearly BBC management doesn’t watch the corporation’s output very much.”

The BBC’s radio and television stations were forced to run repeats of old programmes and, in some places, senior managers were forced to fill in and read the news.

The strike’s demand is that management withdraw its plan to cut nearly 400 posts across the UK.

Messages of support can be sent to the strikers at campaigns@nuj.org.uk

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