On Monday November 5 the National Union of Journalists are to hold a day of action — Stand Up for Journalism day — across the UK and Ireland, to highlight cuts in the media.
Cuts in the media is accompanied by widespread deskilling. That undermines the ability of journalists to do proper research and serious reporting.
The day of action comes as BBC staff face massive job losses — up to 3,000 which is thought to include the loss of six or seven hundred jobs in News.
The NUJ BBC branch is opposed to compulsory redundancies, and has said it would instruct members not to take part in selection processes which led to compulsories.