BBC radio staff commence strike action

Another BBC strike is taking place from 12pm today as broadcasting union members stage a half-day walkout, affecting radio shows.

The action is because of an ongoing dispute over jobs cuts, excessive workload and alleged bullying.

News bulletins on BBC national and local radio, along with several popular programmes are expected to be cancelled or changed. During the last strike 5 live brought in a handful of freelance presenters and played out pre-recorded programmes overnight.

On BBC Radio 4, The World at 1 and PM were cancelled, whilst some local radio stations networked daytime shows to make up for striking staff.

It’s a similar story today with The World at 1 replaced by a 15 minute news bulletin and documentary about Dublin in 1916, whilst PM is replaced with “Archive on 4 – DNA 60 Years On”.

BBC Tees

We’ll update this article as the afternoon continues, with details of which BBC services are affected.

Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 11:45 am by RadioToday

You might also like

Comments are closed.