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NUJ rebuts BBC chair’s “off-beam” comments on local radio

Michelle Stanistreet reacts to correspondence between BBC acting chair Dame Elan Closs Stephens and industry expert David Lloyd.

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MPs’ report says BBC’s local radio policy diminishes the service

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.

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BBC journalists vote to renew their industrial action mandate over cuts to local radio

The union now has a mandate for strike action, but will continue talks with management.

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BBC ballot result August 2023

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10 Aug 2023
“Your local news may be affected by industrial action…”

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.


Support the BBC strike!

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.

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#NUJBBCStrike - solidarity messages

BBC Local journalists begin 24 hour strike action today at 11am. Messages of solidarity have been shared in support of action opposing cuts to local radio.

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20 Jul 2023
BBC journalists strike for the third time to save local radio

BBC journalists are out on strike again – from 11am on Thursday 20 July to 11am Friday 21 July – go along on visit them.

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Global Radio cuts – another blow to local journalism

Up to 40 journalists are believed to be at risk of redundancy in plans to centralise radio news.

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NUJ ballots BBC journalists for further industrial action

The union has informed the broadcaster of a new ballot to members at BBC Local (England) over changes to local radio services and jobs.  

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