Programmes face disruption as BBC staff go on strike

BBC staff are unhappy at job losses and workload. Credit: Press Association

BBC programmes face disruption today as journalists and technical staff go on strike over jobs, workload and claims of bullying.

Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the technicians' union Bectu will walk out from offices and studios across the UK at noon for 12 hours.

Unions will mount picket lines outside BBC centres, including New Broadcasting House in central London.