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BBC faces existential threat as 500 jobs to go

29 January 2020: NUJ pledges do all it can to defend public service broadcasting and protect members’ jobs from cuts and politically-motivated attacks.

Lay off public service broadcasting, says the NUJ

16 December 2019: Michelle Stanistreet says the "flagrant bullying" of the BBC and Channel 4 must be stopped and she saluted the professionalism of broadcast journalists working during a divisive and difficult election campaign.

Prime Minister shows contempt for journalism, says NUJ leader

9 December 2019: Johnson has little regard for the future of the BBC and the creative industries

Public service broadcasting: as vital as ever – NUJ reaction

5 November 2019: Union welcomes Lord's report calling for urgent action to safeguard the future of public service broadcasting

BBC decision on pensioners’ free licences will cost £250m every year and lead to catastrophic cuts

10 June 2019: New free licence deal for over-75s will cost the corporation an extra £250m a year, with 3.7m now having to pay.

Stop the licence snatchers

7 March 2019: The NUJ’s 60+council joined pensioners’ groups and trade unionists outside the offices of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport to protest against the threat of the over-75s losing their free TV licences.

Government should pay subsidy for over-75s, says NUJ

20 November 2018: Union calls for an end to the ongoing subsidy as the BBC launches public consultation

Cultural changes needed at BBC to ensure equal pay and to solve staff grievances, says NUJ

25 October 2018: MPs report says lack of transparency over pay had been “unlawful and discriminatory” and cuts at the corporation could compromise quality.

#DM18: BBC members see a national strike on the horizon

21 April 2018: DM also offers solidarity to Red Bee Media and Al-Araby

BBC licence fee must not become bargaining chip in deal with the DUP

14 June 2017: Seamus Dooley, NUJ acting general secretary, called for "a clear and unambiguous commitment" that the prime minister would not agree to scrap the licence fee.

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