BBC may axe 600 jobs

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Some more bad news for BBC employees as it has been reported that as many as 600 jobs in its news and radio division will probably be axed in the next two years.

BBC staff have been warned that a “significant” number of redundancies are likely to be made in the corporation’s news department, reported the Guardian.

Director of news and current affairs James Harding said in an email to staff that the division had to make savings of “tens of millions of pounds” as part of the so-called Delivering Quality First programme.

The former editor of The Times, said he would share his proposals in July.

Harding who joined the BBC last August told the Guardian that there are likely to be a significant number of redundancies as most of the company’s costs are tied up in people.

The BBC told the newspaper
that it has “difficult decisions ahead” as it attempts to save around £800 million each year by 2016.

Last month, the BBC offered a pitiful 1% pay increase to employees earning less than £50,000.

In February 2013, BBC journalists went on strike to protest job cuts.

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