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Pay deal agreed at STV with 3% increase and up to 5% for lower paid staff

5 December 2013

STV have agreed a new pay deal with the unions. The NUJ welcomes the settlement and the increases in pay for its members and staff. 

The company has an existing pay structure but they have taken on more journalists over the last two years to work on their local news online service. The move has been successful but the starting salaries were below average. The pay increases are based on salary levels and means the lowest paid will receive at least 5 per cent. Those earning over £50,000 will get 1.6 per cent pay increases. The pay increase will average at 3 per cent. The aim is to maintain progress over the next three years and re-balance salary levels.

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, said:

"The pay deal at STV is good news with a better and fairer pay deal for journalists. Once again we have shown it pays off to be a member of the NUJ. Unions work hard to deliver results for working people and we would like to see other media employers tackling unjustifiable, unfair and low pay."

Paul Holleran, NUJ Scottish organiser, said:

"This is a media success story where a struggling company has been turned around and I am delighted to see jobs being created and a decent pay deal in place."

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