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Union Leader Reacts Angrily to Loss of Website Jobs at BBC

A group of Union leaders have reacted with anger over the £34 million in cuts that the BBC will be cutting from their website budget over the next two years.

The cuts will affect many website developers and SEO specialists, with the NUJ claiming that strike action may be considered.

National Union of Journalists general secretary Jeremy Dear claims that the cuts demonstrate “the BBC’s contempt for hard-working staff” and that “the NUJ will not stand idly by if members are forced out of their jobs.”

It appears that around 200 BBC staff will be affected due to the number of unfilled vacancies coupled with the company letting temporary staff go.

A number of BBC websites, including their antiques site and a cooking website, will be on the chopping block.

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