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NUJ consults members on BBC's revised pay offer

1 July 2013

The union has announced it will be consulting NUJ members at the BBC in response to a revised offer from the corporation on pay, redundancy consultation and anti-social hours payments (UPA).

The offer comes during the unions’ existing ballot for industrial action at the BBC.

There will now be a consultative ballot of all BBC NUJ members and the NUJ will be holding local workplace meetings to discuss the revised offer with members.

The new ballot will close on Friday 26 July.

Key parts of the revised offer include:

  • The current pay offer of £650 (originally £600) subject to a 1% minimum has been increased to £800 subject to a 1% minimum.
  • The BBC's revised proposals defer the consolidation of UPA and postpones the decision of the withdrawal of flexibility allowances for new staff to 1 January 2014.
  • The redundancy payment remains at the maximum of 24 months but capped at £150,000 whichever is the lesser.
  • The BBC’s current redundancy consultations take place over 6 months, the BBC had planned to reduce the time available. The revised offer does not propose statutory consultation periods of three months in total.

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, said:

"The NUJ negotiation team have worked hard to push BBC management to change their initial plans. We have had some movement on the core areas of concern to the unions so now it is over to our members at the BBC to decide.
"The consultative ballot will ask all BBC NUJ members how they want us to respond to the revised offer.”

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