The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is to stage a one day strike at the BBC on 18 February and has agreed a start date for work to rule action.
The NUJ threatened the industrial measures last week following a meeting of BBC mothers and fathers of chapel and has now given the corporation formal notice of its intentions.
The action centres on BBC Scotland’s failure to redeploy nine staff facing compulsory redundancy next month. It is also designed to combat proposed compulsory redundancies at BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat, Radio 5 Live, staff work on Big Screens, Asian Network and the World Service.
The strike is likely to disrupt much of the BBC’s news output, including flagship bulletins, while work to rule action, which begins on 15 February for an indefinite period, will put further pressure on resource.
Despite the announcement, NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet said the union hopes to reach a resolution.
“We have meetings planned with the BBC next week and we want to engage in meaningful negotiations to resolve this dispute. I hope common sense prevails and a sensible solution is agreed which will mean that strike action is not necessary,” she said.
A BBC spokesman said: “We understand how frustrating and difficult situations involving redundancies can be, but it is disappointing the NUJ have chosen to take this action.
“We are working hard to ensure that we succeed in getting staff redeployed wherever we can and will continue to work with the unions to ensure that their members receive the right redeployment support.”