Al Jazeera staff to vote on two-year pay deal worth nine per cent
8 May 2018
Staff at Al Jazeera English are to vote in a consultative ballot on an ACAS-brokered pay deal of a 9 per cent increase over two years.
Tomorrow's (Wednesday) strike and the withdrawal of goodwill have been called off. The deal for 2018 is an across-the board pay increase of 6 per cent backdated to 1 January and a consolidated pay increase of 3 per cent for 2019. Members of the NUJ and Bectu will now vote to accept or reject the offer.
The management's offer follows three years of negotiations and four years without a pay rise. The joint unions said they hoped the offer was proof that Al Jazeera will now take the collective bargaining process, and its relationship with the staff unions, seriously.
The result is expected to be announced next week.