Brighton-based BBC staff walk out in job cuts protest

The Argus: BBC staff on the picket line in Queen's Road, Brighton BBC staff on the picket line in Queen's Road, Brighton

Journalists staged a walkout to protest against planned job cuts.

Workers from BBC Sussex held placards outside the station’s headquarters in Queens Road, Brighton, yesterday morning (February 18).

They were taking part in a 24-hour strike which was staged to protest against compulsory nationwide redundancies at the corporation.

Due to the walkout, the understaffed morning breakfast show had to cover both Sussex and Surrey.

Michelle Stanistreet, the National Union of Journalists’ general secretary, said: “NUJ members across the BBC are taking action to defend jobs and quality journalism at the corporation.”

The BBC apologised to viewers for the “disruption to services” and said they were “disappointed” by the strike.

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1:14pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Number Six says...

Did anyone notice?

I thought it was a branch or Radio Surrey anyway. Certainly the traffic reports are more about Surrey than Sussex. Unless Guildford is now in Sussex.

Do the NUJ seriously think that this will make any difference?
Did anyone notice? I thought it was a branch or Radio Surrey anyway. Certainly the traffic reports are more about Surrey than Sussex. Unless Guildford is now in Sussex. Do the NUJ seriously think that this will make any difference? Number Six

2:16pm Tue 19 Feb 13

mnairb says...

Didn't notice any difference, except that Susannah Reid with her ridiculous facial expressions wasn't on.
Didn't notice any difference, except that Susannah Reid with her ridiculous facial expressions wasn't on. mnairb

2:37pm Tue 19 Feb 13

banargustrolls says...

The tories have siphoned so much BBC blood through the cuts that we'll eventually just be left with a SKY/FOX news scenario. Just reactionary, right-wing agenda news with advertising every 30 seconds. Good on them for protesting.
The tories have siphoned so much BBC blood through the cuts that we'll eventually just be left with a SKY/FOX news scenario. Just reactionary, right-wing agenda news with advertising every 30 seconds. Good on them for protesting. banargustrolls

5:05pm Tue 19 Feb 13

Joshiman says...

Better than left wing propaganda.Yes no one noticed.
Better than left wing propaganda.Yes no one noticed. Joshiman

5:47pm Tue 19 Feb 13

ourcoalition says...

They noticed last night - newsnight, main news, breakfast TV - at least they have the guts to fight back. We all need to do that, to prevent this Government of barbarians destroying all that is good and decent in our society.
They noticed last night - newsnight, main news, breakfast TV - at least they have the guts to fight back. We all need to do that, to prevent this Government of barbarians destroying all that is good and decent in our society. ourcoalition

11:52am Wed 20 Feb 13

whereisthe...? says...

Haha ha! Love the irony.

Middle class Tory mouthpiece BBC workers, who failed utterly to do their job and report FACT, not Tory spin, eg, the DESTRUCTION OF THE NHS happening right now, FINALLY decide to get up off their lazy, privileged, tax-payer funded butts...


...and why now? Cos now THEIR interests are being affected!! Funny how quick they 'become active' after years of not reporting /slamming other protesters....



!!
Haha ha! Love the irony. Middle class Tory mouthpiece BBC workers, who failed utterly to do their job and report FACT, not Tory spin, eg, the DESTRUCTION OF THE NHS happening right now, FINALLY decide to get up off their lazy, privileged, tax-payer funded butts... ...and why now? Cos now THEIR interests are being affected!! Funny how quick they 'become active' after years of not reporting /slamming other protesters.... !! whereisthe...?

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