NUJ members at BBC vote to accept pay and terms and conditions deal
12 June 2018
Members of the BBC have voted to accept a pay deal and a new set of terms and conditions, following a two-year negotiation with the corporation.
The result was a 58.69 per cent yes-vote to accept the pay offer and terms and conditions proposal, and 41.31 per cent no, on a 63.99 per cent turnout. The deal was also accepted by Bectu, with sister union Unite due to report on its result later this week.
The three-year pay deal, backdated from August 2017 and running until the end of July 2020, is for 2 per cent in 2017/18, 2 per cent in 2018/19 and 2.5 per cent (or the licence fee settlement percentage if higher) in 2019/20.
Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, said:
"There is still a lot of work to be done on terms and conditions, particularly on night working and on weekend working – which we plan to ensure will deliver further improvements to working patterns and conditions for NUJ members at the BBC, particularly those who routinely work unsocial hours. It’s now time for the BBC’s commitments to better working conditions and greater work-life balance to be put into action. The new pay structure still requires collective effort to make it work, but it is a structure that will provide greater transparency and assist in holding the BBC to account on pay parity now and in the future."