NUJ members at the BBC have renewed their threat to strike after management announced it could make three compulsory redundancies.
One part-time and two full-time jobs at BBC News and Current Affairs are at risk. The union believes that such a small number of employees could easily be found jobs elsewhere in the corporation.
A BBC spokeswoman said: “Last week we told the union representatives that, despite our collective best efforts, we have been unable to close all the posts we need in BBC News through voluntary redundancies and redeployments.
“As a result, we’ve now indicated, regretfully, that we may have to close a very small number of posts through compulsory redundancy, subject to individual consultation with those who are at risk.
We will continue to try to seek suitable alternative work for those affected.”
As the BBC implements its Value for Money programme, the broadcasting unions believe there will be further redundancies.