Our colleagues across the pond have initiated a two-day strike over pension benefits, the AP reports. Some radio and TV programs are operating on skeleton crews, and others have been cancelled altogether: the revised schedule is on the BBC site here.
The general secretary of the National Union of Journalists, Jeremy Dear, told the AP, “NUJ members across the BBC have consistently dubbed the [pension] proposals a pensions robbery.” Reuters reports that the Union has planned another strike for November 15-16, and a third one during the Christmas season.
Journalists stateside may share the sentiment of Katherine Rosman, reporter at The Wall Street Journal, who wrote on Twitter this morning: “So quaint! Journos w/ leverage?!” (via MuckRack).