BBC strike over job cuts

Staff at Salford Quays are on the picket lines along with thousands of employees across the country. Some programmes will be disrupted during the 24-hour strike over job cuts.

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BBC sorry for 'disruption to services'

The BBC has apologised to audiences after TV and radio schedules were hit by a journalists' strike today:

We are disappointed that the NUJ has gone ahead with today's strike and apologise to our audience for the disruption to services.

Unfortunately industrial action does not alter the fact that the BBC has significant savings targets and as a consequence may have to make a number of compulsory redundancies.

– BBC spokesperson

Programmes including the flagship Today on Radio 4 and BBC One's Breakfast did not air as scheduled this morning.

BBC staff strike over job cuts

BBC staff at Media City, Salford Quays are striking over job cuts. Credit: Eamonn and James Clarke/EMPICS Entertainment

BBC staff at Salford Quays are on the picket lines along with thousands of employees across the country.

Some programmes will be disrupted during the 24-hour strike over job cuts.

Around 2,000 posts are set to go under cost-saving plans.

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