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World Service output threatened by strike

Studio managers working for BBC Global News have voted to strike for 12 hours, which is likely to affect BBC World Service output, acccording to the union that is organising the strike.

The strike, which is organised by broadcasting union BECTU starts at 12:15 on 1st April and runs until 00:15 on 2nd April.

The strike action coincides with new scheduling arrangements for studio managers, which cuts the number of staff allowed to have annual leave by 50%.

BECTU says 92% voted for strike action from a turnout of 65% of union members.