25 January 2012

The joint unions at the BBC have submitted their pay claim for 2012-13 on behalf of staff.

The claim, submitted on behalf of BECTU, the NUJ and Unite, seeks an increase of RPI plus 2 per cent subject to a minimum increase of £1000 for all staff (employed in bands 2-11) irrespective of contractual status.

The unions are also applying the claim to the floors and ceilings of each grade and to all other staff allowances.

Pay appeals

The claim also seeks the reinstatement of a previous right for staff to lodge pay appeals.

"We believe that the decision by the BBC not to allow individual salary appeals is unfair and that the ability of an individual to pursue a pay appeal should be reinstated," writes supervisory official, Helen Ryan, in the claim submitted today (25 January 2012).

Executive remuneration

The claim also encourages BBC management to agree to the inclusion of elected staff representatives on the Executive Remuneration Committee.

"BBC excecutive pay, remuneration and bonuses have been and remain prominent in the interests of the public. Constraints on executive pay, bonuses and accountability are high on the Government's agenda and employee representatives on executive remuneration boards is being discussed," the claim states.

The first meeting to discuss the unions' claim will take place on Tuesday 6 March.

BECTU members should login to view the pay claim in full.


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