The National Union of Journalists, which has 4,100 BBC members, voted to reject the corporation’s “final” pension offer, which the union described as making journalists “pay more, work longer and receive lower pensions.” So the BBC journalists have gone on strike for 2 days in a row and disrupted program schedules. Flagship Radio 4 news program Today was cancelled this morning. Tonight’s news programs will also be affected. A further 48-hour strike is planned for November 15-16, with threats of more disruption over Christmas. Scaled-down news programs are being padded out with pre-packaged material, but the strike will really bite if it continues.
BBC Journalists On TV And Radio Strike
What's Hot on Deadline
'Transformers: The Last Knight' Dawns With $85M Through Friday, $48M In China - International Box Office
Newcomer Katherine Langford On ‘13 Reasons Why’: "It Was The Best First Show I Could Have Ever Done"
Latest TV News
- ‘Real Time’: Bill Maher Pledges Contribution To Activist Labeled “Anti-Muslim Extremist”
- DGA To Elect New President Saturday At Convention
- ‘The Exorcist’: Jason Ensler Joins Fox Drama Series As Executive Producer
- Stephen Colbert Announces Possible White House Run In 2020, On Russian TV
- Steven Williams Joins ‘The Chi’; Alejandro Edda In ‘Cocaine Godmother’
- ‘Downward Dog’ Canceled By ABC After 1 Season, Will Be Shopped To Other Nets