Three newsreaders are to be cut amid a round of 20 new job losses at BBC News, the Telegraph reports.
The Telegraph quotes an email sent out by head of the BBC newsroom Mary Hockaday who said: “As always where posts are being closed we will ask for volunteers. However the BBC retains the right, as a last resort, to make people compulsorily redundant.”
Journalists at the BBC are to decide next week whether to ballot for strike action over a proposed pay freeze for staff earning under £37,726 a year.
Staff are also in dispute with management over proposals to close the BBC final salary pension scheme to new members.