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BBC journalism job cuts: New strike vote agreed

As dialogue between the NUJ and BBC continues, strike action is becoming more likely.

BBC journalists are set to start a strike ballot this week amid reports that hundreds of journalism jobs at the corporation are under threat.

The NUJ has confirmed that ballot papers could be sent to members as early as Friday and that the outcome of the vote will be announced in around a month's time.

The union claimed 100 editorial jobs face the axe at BBC World Service and that there are further 30 posts under threat in the BBC's Television Current Affairs department and 43 journalism jobs at risk in BBC News.

Read more at the Press Gazette.