the media and entertainment union
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21 June 2011

BECTU members in the BBC have voted to accept this year's pay offer by a two thirds majority.

The consultative ballot on the BBC pay offer closed at noon today, 21 June 2011, and the result is as follows:

Are you prepared to accept the BBC 2011 pay offer?
Number voting to accept 65.8%
Number voting to reject 34.2%

This result applies to BECTU members employed by the BBC and by Studios and Post Production Ltd and is being emailed out to members.

BBC pensions

We are aware that the NUJ have informed their reps that they have received legal advice regarding the legality of the BBC’s actions in relation to the 1% cap on pensionable pay. BECTU general secretary, Gerry Morrissey, will be meeting with the NUJ's general secretary to discuss this legal advice.