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14 January 2011

BECTU members working for the security contractor at BBC Scotland, Mitie, have agreed a three-year pay deal.

The agreement guarantees a 2 per cent annual increase for 2011, 2012 and 2013 and will be implemented with effect from 1 January, the new annual review date. 

In addition, management and union officials will hold a renewal meeting at the end of 2012 to review the financial climate going into year three of the deal.

Paul McManus, BECTU's official for Scotland, said:

“While it has taken longer than we would have liked to reach this agreement, we believe that our constructive discussions with management have provided a positive outcome for members who now have some certainty over their pay for the next two to three years.”

The agreement applies to all Mitie security staff working across BBC Scotland.

In October 2010 management signalled their intention to impose a pay freeze for the second year in a row. BECTU representations led to positive talks in November.