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Issue No. 1724


WORKERS IN the newsroom of the BBC's World Service have voted 66 percent in favour of a strike after management refused to negotiate over night shift working conditions.

Around 90 percent of the workers are in the NUJ union. A two-day strike was due to begin this Saturday which could halt all English news programmes and seriously disrupt other output.

NUJ members are demanding �100 minimum payment per night shift, a shorter working week of 35 hours for night shift workers, and the choice to opt out of night working from the age of 50.

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Sat 25 Nov 2000, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1724
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