NUJ pushes for urgent talks on BBC pay deal
18 July 2013
Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, is to seek fresh talks with Tony Hall, BBC director general, for further discussions on the corporation's pay deal. This follows a meeting of BBC union reps (mothers and fathers of chapels).
As the union was balloting for strike action over the original offer made by the BBC, the management came back with revised terms. The union has now consulted on these terms.
NUJ members at the BBC have decided that the new terms are still not acceptable and has asked the management to come back to the table.
Reps at today's meeting said views on the deal had been coloured by the figures of vast pay-offs to departing executives, revealed by the Public Account Committee's examination of the BBC's finances, and the loss of £100m by the disastrous Digital Media Initiative.