A 48-hour walkout by BBC journalists is planned in protest of England’s local radio service cuts.
1,000 members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) have announced that they will strike on Wednesday and Thursday.
According to the union, its protest is in response to BBC’s intentions to “dramatically reduce” local radio services throughout England.
The strikes come after March’s strikes by journalists.
The NUJ claimed that talks with the BBC had “stalled” and that the union’s worries over the effects of fewer services and a rise in shared programming had not been addressed by the proposals.
The NUJ’s national broadcasting coordinator, Paul Siegert, stated: “Journalists are striking to protect services that are cherished by communities all across the nation.
“We do not oppose change within the BBC but believe the manner in which the Digital First strategy is being enforced will destroy access to relevant, local radio that so many rely on.
“This 48-hour strike is about journalists standing up for local radio services, and the public have rallied behind members in their fight to keep local radio local.”