Industrial Action by NUJ and BECTU

Date: 28.03.2013     Last updated: 18.03.2014 at 18.09
Category: Corporate
At 12noon on 28 March 2013, the National Union of Journalists and BECTU began industrial action for a period of 12 hours. We apologise to our audience for any disruption to services.

Update 28.03.13, 5.40pm

Radio 4

Tomorrow's edition of Today will run as scheduled, 6-9am.

Update 28.03.13, 2.40pm


Tonight's Six O'Clock and Ten O'Clock news will run as scheduled.

Update 28.03.13, 2.34pm


Tonight's edition of Newsnight will not run.

Update 28.03.13, 2.30pm

Radio 4

5.00-6.00pm: PM will be replaced by Archive on 4.

6.00-6.30pm: Six O'Clock News will run as scheduled.

10.00-10.45pm: The World Tonight will be replaced by an edition of Loose Ends.

Today's full revised schedule for BBC Radio 4 is available here.

Update 28.03.13, 12.00pm

The BBC has issued the following statement in reposnse to the action:

“We are extremely disappointed that the Unions have gone ahead with today’s strike and apologise to our audiences for the disruption to services. We have had constructive meetings with the Unions in recent weeks and whilst we’re unable to postpone planned compulsory redundancies for six months as they requested, we do agree that stress and workload are areas of real concern. If workloads are going up because of the pressures of working in a 24/7 digital media environment and implementing savings, it’s in everyone’s interest to understand the issues and work with individuals, their managers and the unions to address it.”

BBC Press Office