Journalists threaten more strike action


A strike by BBC journalists disrupted radio and TV news programmes today, with the threat of further action unless a row over jobs is resolved.

Flagship Radio 4 programmes including Today, The World At One, PM and The World Tonight were replaced with pre-recorded features, while national and regional TV news bulletins were also hit.

The National Union of Journalists said the walkout was strongly supported by its members, who mounted picket lines outside BBC offices and studios across the country.

The BBC said it was “disappointed” with the industrial action, adding that it would not alter the fact that it had to make “significant” savings. – (PA)