NUJ BBC Strike - 16 March

  • 16 Mar 2023

More images and solidarity messages from the NUJ strike to #KeepBBCLocalRadioLocal

Journalists at BBC Local head to pickets once again, opposing significant cuts to local radio.

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Images from picket lines

Solidarity messages

"To all striking BBC Shropshire staff and in fact to all striking members across the country. Thank you for standing up for local radio and TV in the face of management cuts that will do nothing but harm to a truly local service. BBC Shropshire’s output is excellent, great presenters, great discussion topics, diverse subject matter and quality production standards. Give me local radio over national radio anytime.

"Cutting local staffing makes no sense if the aim is to deliver a local service. If the service is delivered nationally or even regionally across multiple local radio and TV stations that is NOT local. Don’t let Tim Davie off the hook. Carry on challenging the spin that tries to convince people that cuts will equal a better service.


"Keep up the fight. The public support you." Tony Boucher

"This chapel extends solidarity to BBC journalists, particularly those on Humberside, set to go on strike over proposed job and programming cuts to local radio. It further laments the proposed £19m cut in BBC local radio funding, including the reduction in BBC Music Introducing programmes." NUJ Humber Reach

"We -- in the BBC National Radio News Chapel -- would like to offer our support to our colleagues on strike in BBC Local. Many members within this chapel have worked in BBC Local and still provide national stories for their radio bulletins. We recognise the importance of local news and programmes for millions of listeners in a format that they appreciate. 

"If you remove the local from local radio, you threaten its future. BBC Local helps justify the continuing existence of the licence fee, serving audiences that are reached by no others. BBC National Radio News Chapel.

"To all concerned. Your fight is not only right it is near essential unless much of what happens that matters will soon disappear from our screens and phones. Like many many other things we will only regret the depth of local coverage when it has gone." All success, Jack Statham, life member.

"NUJ Solent branch sends a message of solidarity to its BBC Local colleagues in their fight to preserve staff and programming in these difficult times. Our members wish you all the best." The branch has also made a £250 donation to the hardship fund. 


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