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NUJ offers to call off second BBC strike

Condition: BBC drops disciplinary action against three employees

Union leaders have offered to call off a fresh strike by BBC journalists if the corporation withdraws disciplinary action against three employees who took part in a 48-hour walkout last week.

Members of the National Union of Journalists staged a 48-hour stoppage last Friday and Saturday in a row over pensions which disrupted radio and TV programmes, and are due to strike again next week.

The union has been pressing the BBC to reconsider changes to its pension scheme if its deficit is found to be less than the currently estimated £1.5 billion when it is re-evaluated next year.

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