BBC Layoffs Postponed, Strike Averted (For Now)

According to Guardian Unlimited, the BBC has postponed for a few more weeks their plans to start mining their ranks in search of 1800 redundancies.

“Bectu, the National Union of Journalists and Unite had threatened to ballot their members from this afternoon if the BBC went ahead with an immediate call for redundancies from today,” reported The Guardian‘s website.

“In a letter to unions this morning, the BBC said it still planned to press on with the plan, but would wait two weeks to give it time to hold talks with them,” the report added.