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Slashing staff will mean less local coverage as the corporation also plans to scale down broadcast of party conferences.
Following the attempted kidnap of an Iranian journalist in New York, the union has highlighted the threats to the Iranian press in the UK.
Paul Siegert, NUJ national broadcasting organiser, said: “It’s hard to see any justification for privatising Channel Four other than ideology. Channel 4 has achieved what it was asked to do and has proved a hit with viewers."
The NUJ believes the reported aim of the government to privatise Channel 4 makes no sense and will result in a poorer offering for viewers in terms of news coverage, innovative programming and nurturing UK talent.
The union is part of a challenge to the public sector £95,000 cap, which compromised equal pay settlements and undermined collective pay and conditions terms.
The National Audit Office said the corporation needed a strategic plan as it faces an uncertain financial future.
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The chapel at the London-based broadcaster says the redundancy exercise was a pretext to force out their rep who has led the recognition campaign at the channel.
The corporation’s annual report shows the broadcaster remains popular and trusted, but costs mean more cuts on the way.