JOURNALISTS at the BBC held their second one-day strike against redundancies on 1 August. There was action right across the country, with major disruption to news and sports programmes.
The 1 August strike involved members of the National Union of Journalists, though some members of other unions also refused to cross picket lines. In Wales, a strike by BECTU members at BBC Wales due to be held on 26 and 27 August was averted only a week before it was due when a temporary agreement was reached.
NUJ members in other parts of the industry have been involved in their own struggles. Twenty-four journalists working for Johnston Press in Doncaster are striking against plans to axe half the workforce. And in London members at legal information firm LexisNexis named three days of strike action after the company failed to improve its 2.2 per cent pay offer. ■