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A BBC spokesman said, "We're surprised that the NUJ and Bectu have chosen to ballot their members over a number of new issues without formally meeting with us first to discuss them.
The NUJ said its members across the BBC - in Scotland, in BBC South, the Asian Network, Newsbeat, Five Live, the World Service and English Regions - were at risk of compulsory redundancy.
Compulsory redundancies are avoidable and the NUJ urge management to get round the table to resolve the dispute by providing sufficient redeployment opportunities to the staff affected.
Sue Harris NUJ broadcasting organiser said in a statement: "The union condemns the victimisation of trade unionists and we stand together with Bectu on this issue.
And in the real world - known to you and me as the private sector - the NUJ has long since thrown in the towel.
NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear said the second day of the strike yesterday was "solidly supported".
Members of the NUJ across the country began their 48-hour stoppage at midnight yesterday and plan to strike again on November 15 and 16, with threats of further disruption over Christmas.
NUJ head Jeremy Dear said members had been left no choice but to take action to protect their pensions.
A woman who remembers him from the NUJ dispute over union recognition, which spanned 1989 and 1990, said: "He was constantly on the picket line and involved in marches.
John, 60, of Knocknamaddy, Co Monaghan, was also former chairman of the Ulster GAA Press Photographers Association and also a leading NUJ member.
Following a meeting with the BBC the joint unions Amicus, BECTU and the NUJ plan to ballot their members for strike action over the failure of the BBC to commit to a number of keys demands from the unions to protect the future of the BBC.
NUJ spokesman Roy Leonard said: "We want to ensure there is no political interference in the future and that we are allowed to continue as an independent broadcaster able to do challenging journalism.