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93 per cent of BBC journalists do not trust the senior leadership team


More than 90 per cent of BBC journalists working on local television, online and radio have expressed confidence in the broadcaster’s senior leadership.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) surveyed members in May, which found that 93 percent had lost confidence in the senior leadership team.

It comes amid an ongoing dispute between the NUJ and the BBC over changes to jobs and local radio programming.

NUJ members in England will go on strike next week on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 June because of the dispute.

The union has said that some concessions were made in talks brokered by the mediation service Acas, but that they had not gone far enough.

Paul Siegert, organizer of the national broadcaster, said: “Members have shared their disappointment at the treatment of colleagues who had to reapply.

“The results of the vote indicate the strength of feeling among journalists, alongside frustrations with the BBC’s handling of the dispute.

“Members want to avoid strikes and keep doing the work they love. It is for this reason that the NUJ is urging the BBC to reconsider its plans that will have a lasting impact on local radio.”

The NUJ’s findings come as the company announced a new acting chairman on Friday.

Dame Elan Closs Stephens will step into the interim position following the departure of Richard Sharp last month.

Mr Sharp resigned following the publication of a report finding he had broken rules by failing to disclose his role in obtaining an £800,000 loan guarantee from then Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Dame Elan has been a member of the governing body of the BBC since 2010, then served as a member for Wales when it was still the BBC Trust.

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