BBC Hit By One-Day Strike Friday
July 18, 2011 at 4:20 AM (PT)
A one-day strike by BBC journalists disrupted news and talk programming on the network on FRIDAY. The work action was aimed at 100 compulsory layoffs ordered by the BBC due to government funding cuts.
The strike delayed the start of BBC RADIO 4's "TODAY" show by an hour to 7a, with a repeat of a documentary airing in the 6-7a hour; Talk BBC RADIO 5 LIVE's morning show hosts NICKY CAMPBELL and RACHEL BURDEN were not on the air, replaced by IAN PAYNE and JULIA BRADBURY for the day. Another one-day strike over the cuts is scheduled for JULY 29th.