BBC walkout suspended - Press Gazette

BBC walkout suspended

A planned strike next Monday by BBC journalists in a row over jobs has been called off.

The strike, which threatened to disrupt BBC news programming, has been suspended after discussions this week resulted in the number of potential redundancies being reduced.

The NUJ and Bectu issued a joint statement this afternoon which said the issue had been resolved to the “mutual satisfaction” of the unions and the BBC.

The BBC has agreed a further period of time in the expectation that negotiations will be concluded with no compulsory redundancies of members.

NUJ representatives from across the BBC had unanimously backed strike action for Monday in the face of a refusal by BBC managers to reconsider plans for up to six compulsory redundancies.

The compulsory redundancies were due to affect BBC News Division, as part of the BBC’s Value for Money programme.




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