BBC pay deal agreed
5 August 2014
NUJ members at the BBC have voted to accept a revised pay offer by the BBC of £800 for those earning below £50,000 and £650 for those earning above.
The BBC originally offered a 1 per cent pay increase.The NUJ and sister unions Bectu and Unite voted for action, which threatened the first day of the Commonwealth Games, and the BBC came back to the negotiating table.
The result of the consultative ballot was:
BECTU and Unite members also voted to accept the new deal of £800 for those earning below £50,000; with £650 payable on 1 August, and a further £150 on 1 January 2015 and £650 for those earning above £50,000; with £500 payable on 1 August and a further £150 on 1 January 2015. The deal includes a 2.7 per cent increase on the floors and ceilings of grades and all allowances, thresholds which have been eroded in previous years.
The management made concessions on a range of pay anomalies and grading issues and proposed a pay increase for 2015 of 2.5 per cent, with the same rate applied on all grade thresholds and all allowances. Tony Hall agreed to talks to address the pay inequities that exist in World Service and Monitoring.
The NUJ and Bectu are now in the process of balloting for strike action over the corporation's plans to cut jobs, which will affect 500 people in News and the World Service, and then create 266 new posts.