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BBC journalists vote to end row over jobs and programming 

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Most BBC journalists have voted in favour of a deal on jobs and programming, ending a months-long dispute.

Around 70 percent of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members in BBC Local supported the deal after previous walkouts.

Paul Siegert, NUJ broadcasting organiser, said: “This is an overwhelming result in our long-running dispute at BBC Local. 

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“We’ve gained significant safeguards on jobs and income protection for NUJ members, along with new concessions on radio news bulletins and shared programming.

“None of this would have been possible without the fightback and action taken by our members across England. 

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“Their courage and determination have saved jobs and programmes and achieved these new and significant arrangements.

“While this deal answers the most pressing industrial concerns of those working at BBC Local, the NUJ will continue to campaign vigorously for quality, truly local radio programming and live news bulletins which has been hit hard by this restructure.”

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A BBC spokesperson said: “We are pleased to have reached a resolution with the NUJ at Acas.

“Any period of change and industrial action is difficult for everyone involved. 

“We look forward to working with our teams to modernise our local services, ensuring that we remain relevant to all licence fee payers however they choose to get their local information.”

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