One strike by journalists in Brighton is called off while the other is still on

Posted On 14 Nov 2010 at 6:15 am

BBC journalists have suspended the 48-hour strike that they were due to hold tomorrow and on Tuesday (16 November).

Staff at the broadcaster’s offices in Queen’s Road, Brighton, had been expected to walk out for the second time in just over a week.

But talks are now under way to try to resolve the dispute with the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) about proposed changes to the corporation’s pension scheme.

Members of Bectu, the other main BBC union, have already voted to accept the latest pensions offer.

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Just over a week ago – on Friday 5 November and Saturday 6 November – journalists working for the radio station BBC Sussex and the BBC South television region picketed the Brighton studios.

Later this week – on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 November – NUJ members at The Argus newspaper in Hollingbury are expected to strike over the decision to make six sub-editors redundant.

Staff at the title, owned by Gannett subsidiary Newsquest Sussex, are also protesting about a two-year pay freeze.

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