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Members have voted overwhelmingly to accept the offer brokered between the NUJ and management on jobs, income protection, and workload, along with new concessions on recorded radio news bulletins and shared programmes.
The BBC’s policy of greater sharing of programming across the local radio network “risks undermining the sense of localness that has, until now, made BBC local radio distinct”, says the cross-party Culture, Media and Sport Committee.
The union now has a mandate for strike action, but will continue talks with management.
Full ballot result
BBC local radio listeners had a taste of the future , as strikes across the network in England resulted in the reduced service they can expect under the corporation’s upcoming plans.
BBC Local journalists are out on strike again today – from 11am on Thursday 20 July to 11am Friday 21 July – go along and support them.
BBC journalists are out on strike again – from 11am on Thursday 20 July to 11am Friday 21 July – go along on visit them.
Around seven in 10 (69 per cent) disabled employees earn less than £15 an hour, according to the analysis of official statistics.
The union has informed the broadcaster of a new ballot to members at BBC Local (England) over changes to local radio services and jobs.
BBC journalists in England will be taking strike action from 11am on July 20 to 11am on July 21, which will hit coverage of the results of a number of Parliamentary by-elections.