THE BBC is bracing itself for a wave of strikes, after the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) voted against plans to reform the corporation’s pension scheme. The NUJ said its members will walk out on 5 and 6 November and again on 15 and 16 November.
NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear said the vote comes as “no surprise” given the nature of the offer.
“NUJ members across the BBC have consistently dubbed the proposals a ‘pensions robbery’. That hasn’t changed. The BBC have now left members with no choice but to take action to defend their pensions,” he added.