The union is taking industrial motion in a dispute over cuts to native radio providers in England, with the broadcaster planning to “dramatically cut back” its output.
It implies that BBC native radio can have a restricted output on Wednesday and Thursday.
Nonetheless, stations are nonetheless broadcasting – regardless of being down on workers – with some positions being lined.
That is what is going on and why.
When are the native information strikes?
Round 1,000 NUJ members throughout BBC native radio stations are set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday.
It follows a strike inside BBC Northern Eire on the nation’s election outcomes day on Could 19.
Why are the NUJ placing?
The NUJ mentioned negotiations with the BBC had “stalled”, including that the proposals have failed to deal with the union’s issues in regards to the affect of fewer providers, and a rise in shared programmes.
Strike motion was voted for in March. Of these balloted, 83 per cent voted in favour of strike motion, and 17 per cent voted in opposition to it.
Paul Siegert, the NUJ’s nationwide broadcasting organiser, mentioned: “Journalists are placing in defence of providers which might be valued by communities throughout the nation.
“We don’t oppose change throughout the BBC however imagine the way by which the Digital First technique is being enforced will destroy entry to related, native radio that so many depend on.
“This 48-hour strike is about journalists standing up for native radio providers, and the general public have rallied behind members of their combat to maintain native radio native.”
What has the BBC mentioned?
A BBC spokesperson mentioned: “We perceive this can be a troublesome interval of change for a lot of colleagues and we are going to proceed to assist everybody affected by the plans to strengthen our native on-line providers throughout information and audio.
“Our purpose is to ship an area service throughout TV, radio and on-line that provides extra worth to extra folks in additional native communities.
“Whereas the plans do affect on particular person roles, we’re sustaining our general funding in native providers and count on our general degree of editorial staffing throughout England to stay unchanged.”