BBC journalists go on strike against job cuts
Journalists at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) have gone on strike for 24 hours against compulsory redundancies announced by the corporation's management.
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said it called the strike after failing to reach an agreement with management, a BBC report said. The disagreement was over the redeployment of 30 staff members facing compulsory redundancy.
The flagship Today programme on BBC Radio 4 was dropped from the schedule, replaced by repeats and short news summaries on the hour. On television, BBC Breakfast was broadcast from London by a single presenter, instead of its regular Salford hosts, the report said.
The corporation is cutting about 2,000 jobs over five years as part of its Delivering Quality First programme. Nepalnews.com