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A meeting of about 60 Radio National staff in Ultimo on Thursday unanimously passed a motion expressing "lack of confidence" in the senior management of ABC Radio.

The wording of the motion outlines four areas of concern to staff, and it calls on the Community and Public Sector Union to immediately convey staff concerns to ABC boss Michelle Guthrie and the ABC's staff-elected board director, Matthew Peacock. It follows a period of upheaval at Radio National -- last week, the ABC revealed seven potential redundancies in the division to staff, including the departure of veteran ABC broadcaster John Cleary, who was the ABC's staff-elected board director for three years from 1988. Radio National has a new boss in former Sydney Morning Herald editor Judith Whelan -- expectations were high upon her arrival earlier this month that she had been brought in to oversee a period of change, which appears to be what is happening.