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NUJ members working across BBC Local are urged to vote before 13 November on a new proposal put forward in the ongoing dispute.
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 now has a mandate for strike action, but will continue talks with management.
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 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.
BBC journalists are out on strike again – from 11am on Thursday 20 July to 11am Friday 21 July – go along on visit them.
Go along to your local picket line and support the strike
Up to 40 journalists are believed to be at risk of redundancy in plans to centralise radio news.