Monday, June 20, 2011

BBC World Service redundancy could spur strike vote

NUJ describes compulsory dismissal of Bengali World Service journalist as 'provocative act'

Tara Conlan, Friday 17 June 2011 16.22 BST

Industrial action at the BBC could be on the cards after the corporation made a journalist at the BBC World Service take compulsory redundancy. The National Union of Journalists called it a "provocative act" and is urging its members to vote for industrial action. On Wednesday a Bengali member of the World Service was dismissed on the grounds of compulsory redundancy, according to the NUJ.

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