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Reduced BBC licence fee rise will have consequences, says NUJ

The union is disappointed that the government has reneged on a six-year funding agreement on the licence fee which is likely to put further pressure on budgets. The union is also concerned that an announced review of funding failed to make any reference to its role a public service broadcaster.

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NUJ starts formal ballot for industrial action over compulsory redundancies at the BBC

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.

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DM2023: broadcasting

Widescale cuts to the BBC are denying some of the most vulnerable people, locally and globally, access to trusted news.

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NUJ urges BBC to use additional World Service funding for BBC Persian radio

The union has called on the BBC to reverse cuts to services and jobs at the station, follwing government's £20m injection.

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14 Mar 2023
Peers asked to support proper funding of the World Service

The BBC’s reputation as a world-class broadcaster is being severely undermined by cuts to the World Service.

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30 Nov 2022
NUJ World Service briefing December 2022

The BBC is cutting the World Service’s budget by £28.5m per year from April 2023, with 382 posts (almost one in five) to go. This NUJ briefing explains the impact of the cuts to the service.

“Biggest threat ever” to BBC local radio

Significant cuts will mean shared programming across the network.

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NUJ condemns further threats from Iranian government on journalists at BBC Persian and Iran International

The union also called on the BBC to reverse its decision to close BBC Persian Radio.

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Almost 400 posts to go at the World Service

The NUJ says the government must directly fund the service, as it did prior to 2011.

Hands off our BBC

NUJ welcomes watchdog’s role in assessing a new channel to replace BBC News and BBC World News

The union believes the BBC is making a huge mistake in closing the BBC News Channel and BBC World and creating a new rolling news service by April 2023.

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