Strike planned at BBC in Cardiff has been called off, after the threat of compulsory redundancy against a member of staff was lifted

Tim Lezard

2BECTUlogocolourcondensedhi-res4webA strike planned over job cuts at the BBC in Cardiff has been called off, after the threat of compulsory redundancy against a member of staff was lifted.

The BECTU member, who was employed by BBC Finance was scheduled to be made redundant on Thursday.

She had worked for the BBC for almost 30 years.

BECTU says the staff member was successful in a job interview which had been rescheduled only because of the threat of industrial action.

Assistant general secretary Luke Crawley told UnionNews: “We’re delighted to have saved our member’s job, although it was only after we told them we were going on strike that they took any action.”

The BBC still faces the threat of national strike action over threatened compulsory redundancies among journalists at Newsbeat, Five Live, BBC Scotland and elsewhere.

NUJ members are beginning a corporation-wide work-to-rule over the proposed jobs cull.


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Tim Lezard

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