#NUJBBCStrike - solidarity messages

  • 20 Jul 2023

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.

Solidarity messages

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"The Trade Union Coordinating Group sends a message of solidarity to BBC Local journalists striking this week in defence of local radio. BBC local radio programmes hold immense value to the millions who tune in weekly and we note opposition from vulnerable groups, communities, and MPs at the BBC’s plans. The TUCG stands with journalists taking industrial action for the third time this year, commending their determination and efforts challenging ill-thought plans that must be reversed. " TUCG

"I support your strike and your campaign to keep local radio and your reporting alive. They are a crucial part of local community life and local democracy." Sarah Cemlyn 

"The BBC’s reach may be global, but its roots are local. Journalists around the world applaud members taking strike action today and tomorrow to defend news output at their local stations. Your stand matters to us all #KeepBBCLocalRadioLocalInternational Federation of Journalists

“Solidarity to BBC members going on strike to defend local radio and local news. You have support from all local arts and music venues, local theatres & cinemas large and small who depend on local radio to spread the word and enrich the cultural lives of our cities, towns and villages.” Federation of Entertainment Unions

On behalf of the Welsh Executive Council and NUJ members throughout Wales, we send solidarity to our colleagues in the BBC who are taking strike action to defend local radio and local news.  The BBC must pause and rethink its plans which will cut vital local content by almost half and result in many presenters losing their jobs or making the decision to leave the jobs they love.


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