BBC Strike causes cancellation of News Hour

Feb 18, 2013

Many BBC journalists have gone on strike for 24 hours in a dispute over compulsory redundancies.  As a result, WEKU will carry an extra hour of NPR's Morning Edition between 9:00 and 10:00 am Monday.

The BBC reports that the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said it had called the strike after failing to reach an agreement with management over the redeployment of 30 staff members facing compulsory redundancy.

The corporation is cutting about 2,000 jobs over five years as part of its Delivering Quality First programme.

In the video clip available at this link, the BBC's Jon Williams reports.