This week’s #jpod looks at the BBC strikes which have been held by members of the National Union of Journalists in recent weeks. Staff performed their second 24-hour walk-out in protest at compulsory redundancies at the broadcaster, this week.
According to the union, more than 100 people are at risk of losing their jobs at the BBC World Service and jobs are also said to be at risk in divisions including BBC Monitoring, BBC Scotland and potentially BBC Wales, BBC 4, BBC Sport and TV Current Affairs.
In this podcast we visit the picket lines to speak to journalists striking at a regional BBC outlet and hear their concerns, as well as Jonathan Lovett, father of the chapel for the NUJ at Tindle Newspapers in Enfield, to discuss the power of industrial action and how him and his colleagues won concessions from management.
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- Debate: Will other reporters follow Tindle’s and strike over quality?
- NUJ: Ray Tindle to meet with Parlimentary representatives over Enfield dispute
- Brighton Argus: Twitter account and strike blog boost picket line protests
- Motions from Manchester: “This chapel declares it has no confidence in the Scott Trust”
- NUJ: Journalists demand ‘immediate talks’ as 22 jobs face cut at Media Wales