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20 October 2011

BECTU members and officials have today stepped up their pressure on BBC Management over the proposed 'Delivering Quality First' cuts to BBC Birmingham with 25 questions for management.

Ahead of another demonstration at BBC Birmingham tomorrow (1pm), BECTU National Official Anna Murray said:

"The BBC have been promising a consultation on the Birmingham cuts, but they're presenting their plans as a fait accompli. However, as far as we're concerned, this is not a done deal and we're going to fight every step of the way on this issue.

We've got 25 Questions for the management of BBC Vision and BBC Audio and Music, and we've copied them to the Director General and to Lord Patten at the BBC Trust.

We're urging our members to take their case to local MPs and we will be circulating a model letter shortly. These job losses are a disaster for the creative and knowledge economy in Birmingham. The skills and infrastructure here are the product of good investment over many years. The city needs to be growing and consolidating in this sector of the economy - not hacking away it the foundations."

BECTU members can download a copy of these 25 question for circulation here and use this template letter to write to their MP