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The extension of North West Today to an hour followed a campaign led by the NUJ which attracted massive cross community and trade union support in Northern Ireland.
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 is moving selected factual, entertainment and drama audio content to BBC Studios, the broadcaster’s commercial arm from April 2024.
NUJ members working across BBC Local are urged to vote before 13 November on a new proposal put forward in the ongoing dispute.
Journalists covering the situation in the Middle East need to be able to do their job in safety, whether on the ground or back at home commenting on it.
The NUJ has voted to move to a formal ballot of all members at the BBC for industrial action in opposition to any compulsory redundancies at the corporation.
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.
NUJ calls on BBC to conduct an equality impact assessment into staff redundancies, including on those from minority and disadvantaged backgrounds.
The union has put pressure on the BBC management to resolve the dispute between journalists and staff in the corporation’s Cairo office who have taken 10 days’ strike action.
The union now has a mandate for strike action, but will continue talks with management.