Join the BBC picket lines from midnight 17 February

17 February 2013
Journalists at the BBC are on strike over job cuts from midnight tonight (17 February). Below are details of picket lines. Get down and show your support. Click here for more information on the NUJ website
Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary said:

“NUJ members across the BBC are taking action to defend jobs and quality journalism at the corporation. They are angry and frustrated at the poor decisions being taken at the top of the BBC – decisions that are leading to journalists being forced out of their jobs and quality journalism and programming compromised.

“Instead of making sure that the redeployment process works properly in all areas of the BBC, managers are prepared to waste public money on needless redundancies and sacrifice the livelihoods of experienced and talented journalists, at the same time as advertising other jobs externally. It’s particularly disappointing that the BBC has failed to engage meaningfully in attempts to resolve this dispute – an abdication of responsibility for a public service broadcaster.”

What you can do -

– Visit your local picket line to show solidarity.

– Send messages of support by emailing: 

– Tweet your messages of support with the hashtag – #BBCStrike

– Email the BBC Trust to tell them you support the strike to stop the cuts 
- Ask your local MP to sign the BBC redundacies early day motion
BBC strike picket lines:
- Broadcasting House (western, old and new) picket line from 05.30 to 18.00 with photo call at 11.00

– Television Centre will be picketed with a photo call at 11.00

– Millbank picket line will start at 08.00

Birmingham Mailbox picket will be from 05.00 to 14.00

Cardiff pickets starting at 07.30 with photo call at 10.00

Glasgow picketing from Sunday midnight for half an hour then start again at 05.00

Best time to come along and offer support 09.00 to 12.00

Hereford & Worcester picketing from 05.30 to 12.00

Hull picketing from 10.00 to 14.00

Leicester picketing from 05.00 to 17.00 Newcastle aiming for picket lines from 05.00 to 15.00

Best time to attend to show support is 11.00

Norwich picketing between 07.00 to 13.00

Best time to attend to show support 11.00 to 1300

Nottingham picket line photo call at 10.00

Oxford picketing from 07.45 to 10.00 and best time for press is 09.00

Plymouth picketing 05.00 to 11.00

Reading, Caversham will picket from 06.30 to 14.00

Salford will have pickets at the three BBC Buildings (Dock House, Quay House and Bridge House). Aim to start picket at 04.00

Southampton picket line from 06.00 to 11.00 with photo call 08.30

Tunbridge Wells picket line from 06.00 to 11.00

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