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NUJ calls action at BBC Scotland

25 January 2013

The BBC Scotland NUJ chapel met today in response to the threatened compulsory redundancies and agreed unanimously to take work to rule action.

The well-attended chapel meeting follows the ballot for industrial action in December 2012.

The chapel agreed to take industrial action in the form of a work to rule. BBC management will be notified today with a seven days notice for action required under law.

The BBC offices affected will be Glasgow, Edinburgh including the Scottish parliament and Selkirk in the Borders.

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary said:

"The BBC should withdraw the threat of compulsory redundancies in Scotland and take steps to redeploy staff at risk. Journalists will stand in solidarity with colleagues who risk losing their jobs and members have a clear mandate to take action to stop compulsory redundancies.
"It is not right to start the year with the threat of job cuts, compulsory redundancies are avoidable and the NUJ urges management to get round the table to resolve the dispute by providing sufficient redeployment opportunities to the staff affected."

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