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Strike affecting BBC Cymru Wales is a success

BECTU's flag in gold and blue. A strike by staff at BBC Cyrmu Wales on 30 September 2011 has been hailed a success. Picture shows the team in Cardiff.

30 September 2011

Organisers of today's strike by staff working for BBC Cymru Wales have called it a success with output seriously disrupted.

The flagship Radio Wales show, Good Morning Wales, was not broadcast; instead listeners heard a repeat of arts programming. 

A phone-in on Radio Wales and the Roy Noble show were also cancelled. 

TV production also affected

In addition, planned shooting on Casualty, Dr Who and Pobol y Cum has all been suspended.

In Bangor only five people out of a total staff of approx 110 turned up for work this morning.

The strike is a response to the failure of the BBC to offer redeployment to four editors. BECTU is convinced that jobs can be identified in the reorganisation.

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