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18 October 2010

BECTU's ballot on the BBC's pensions offer enters its first full week.

As the vote gathers pace, members of BECTU, the NUJ and Unite in London will have the chance to put any further questions to union officials at two meetings now scheduled:

Tuesday 19 October 13.00 - 14.00, Think Tank, Media Centre, White City;

Wednesday 20 October 13.00 - 14.00, Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House, London W1.

More details on the BBC's offer and BECTU's guidance here. The deadline for the return of ballot papers to Electoral Reform Services is 12 noon on Thursday 28 October.

Action short of strike

Later this week, on Friday 22 October, all members affected by the dispute will be taking industrial action to protect September's strike mandate.

Members will be instructed to insist on an 11-hour break from the end of duty on 21 October to the start of duty on 22 October and to refuse to work shifts in excess of 12 hours; in addition members will be instructed to refuse to work for more than six hours without a break.

Guidance for BECTU members on the action short of strike.

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Amended 19 October 2010. Link to industrial action guidance document added 20/10/10.