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Employees’ unions fear the BBC will lose up to 6,000 jobs overall, the Guardian reported. The latest round of cuts, to be specified Monday, may include 400 in the big-budget doc production unit, Factual and Learning. Director General Mark Thompson says cuts are needed to persuade the government that public money is being well spent. The head of the journalists’ union replies: “You can’t sack thousands and then ask hard-working staff to take on huge amounts of extra work and still expect to maintain high standards.”

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