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Union leaders say they’ll fight massive layoffs at the BBC, Edinburgh’s Scotsman reported. The BBC is expected to announce a second wave of staff cutbacks on Monday, mostly in news and other program jobs. The first round made public last week affects 1,730 jobs — 980 layoffs and 750 jobs outsourced, mostly in finance, human resources and marketing, said the media workers’ union BECTU. The Culture Minister earlier recommended keeping the BBC’s tax on TV sets, but pressed for efficiency in the government’s Green Paper [118-page PDF] on the BBC’s future.