BBC Journalists on Second 24-Hour Strike

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Many journalists at the British Broadcasting Corporation are taking part in their second 24-hour strike within weeks.

Members of Britain's National Union of Journalists began their strike to protest compulsory layoffs early Monday, just after midnight.

The journalists' union says the BBC is not willing “to engage in finding reasonable resolutions” for those forced to leave.

The British broadcaster plans to cut 387 posts across the World Service and BBC Monitoring, with about 100 of those positions to be compulsory layoffs.

Monday's work stoppage follows a similar 24-hour walkout on July 15, which took some broadcasts off the air. The current work stoppage could mean more widespread changes to the broadcast schedule.