BBC journalists overwhelmingly vote to strike

BBC staff are poised for industrial action after voting overwhelmingly to strike, a leaked memo has indicated. A message seen by sent by Paul Siegert, National Broadcasting Organiser of the National Union for Journalists (NUJ) says 83 percent of members had backed strike action, with 17 percent opposed, off a turnout of 69 percent.

In addition, 92 percent voted in favour of action short of a strike, with eight percent voting against.

Mr Siegert’s message said: “This is obviously a fantastic mandate so a big thank you to everyone who voted.

BBC Local Reps were due to meet at 2pm today to decide what happens next with the union promising to let members know the outcome. has approached the NUJ and the BBC for comment.

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