NI BBC employees strike over redundancies

Employees of the BBC in Northern Ireland have completed a 24-hour strike opposing compulsory redundancies at the corporation.

The pickets outside the Broadcasting House in Belfast included popular radio personalities and other journalistic staff, with management having to step in and read news report in the absence of their regular DJs. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said that the strike was called after attempts to reach an agreement with bosses over the 30 staff facing compulsory redundancy failed.

The BBC plans to shed 2,000 jobs over the next five years across the whole of the UK, with 554 employees having already left with voluntary redundancy packages. There were a further 153 compulsory redundancies and 186 employees have been redeployed.

If you are an employer or employee in Northern Ireland requiring legal advice in respect of a redundancy process, contact one of the employment solicitors at Wilson Nesbitt in Belfast by calling 0800 840 9296.