STV STAFF have reportedly walked out of the broadcaster’s Glasgow headquarters in a row over 59 job losses and the closure of the STV2 channel.

It comes as The Herald previously reported that STV is to close the loss-making station as part of a major three-year restructuring plan with dozens of roles set to be axed.

Claims on social media have suggested that angry staff have now refused to work and have left the building.

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The broadcaster said it had taken the “difficult decision” to close the channel, with 25 jobs affected, as STV’s content investment shifts online.

It has also launched a News 2020 change programme which will deliver savings of £1 million per year, with 34 job losses.

STV said its growth strategy aims to establish the producer-broadcaster as Scotland’s “home of news and entertainment.”

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