Friday, July 15, 2011

BBC Journos Stage 1-Day Walkout to Protest Job Cuts

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  BBC news staff...Image by Getty Images via @daylifeRoughly 3,000 members of the National Union of Journalists struck the British Broadcasting Corp. for one day, in protest of reduced government funding and job cuts, The New York Times reported today.

The BBC aired repeats on the World Service and in the U.K. because of the walkout. Last November, 4,100 BBC journalists staged a two-day strike, objecting to proposed pension reductions. The BBC is pink-slipping 480 staffers at BBC World Service and slashing 360 jobs online (see "TUOL" post 1/24/11).

Instead of "Bad Show," it was "No Show."


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