NUJ welcomes settlement in pay dispute with Al Jazeera
Planned strikes will no longer take place following the company's 4.5% pay offer to members in 2022 and 2023.
The National Union of Journalists has welcomed the settlement of our pay dispute with Al Jazeera English and has now withdrawn the threat of industrial action at the UK service of the Qatar broadcaster.
NUJ members at Al Jazeera English recently voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action (96%) following a protracted dispute over pay.
Members were planned to work to rule, as well as two 24-hour strikes planned for November 4th and November 20th. However, following intensive engagement, the company has agreed to accept the NUJ proposals.
Paul Siegert, NUJ national broadcasting organiser said:
“It is a shame it took the threat of industrial action to bring about this settlement but nevertheless we welcome the company’s decision to offer a pay deal of 4.5% this year and 4.5% in 2023. We look forward to working more collaboratively in the future with Al Jazeera management.”
Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, said:
“This is a welcome development and we congratulate the chapel. We hope this can mark the beginning of positive engagement with the company. We thank the International Federation of Journalists and the ITUC for their support.”