A number of BBC journalists joined the National Union of Journalists’ (NUJ) 24-hour nation-wide strike on Monday due to a dispute over compulsory redundancies.

The strike was called after the NUJ failed to reach an agreement with the BBC management over the deployment of 30 employees facing compulsory redundancies. Several BBC programmes were affected as a result of the walkout.

According to reports, Compulsory redundancies have been threatened at BBC Scotland, 5 live, the Asian Network and the World Service, among others.