The summary sacking by the BBC World Service of Arab journalists and NUJ activists Adli Hawwari and Abdul Hadi Jiad was condemned.
Deputy general secretary John Fray told the conference: “The BBC’s decision to sack two of our active members is bloody despicable. These two members have been victimised.”
General secretary Jeremy Dear claimed: “Even in the private sector, we rarely see managements behaving so appallingly.”
The conference urged NUJ members at the BBC to deliver a “massive yes” in the forthcoming strike ballot.