5 August 2015

Staff at the Royal Albert Hall have voted to have BECTU recognised for collective bargaining and representation. The results of the ballot, which was conducted by ACAS, were declared today (Wednesday 5 August).

Staff voted by 117 in favour of BECTU recognition; 109 votes were cast against. More than 72% of eligible staff took part in the ballot.

BECTU and the Royal Albert Hall had previously agreed that the result of the ballot, which got underway last month, would be binding on both parties.

'Delighted'

Noel McClean, national official, said:

"We are delighted that staff at the Royal Albert Hall have voted to have BECTU representing their interests at work and we are looking forward to discussing the details of recognition with management.

"I particularly want to thank our local reps who have worked tirelessly for this result and our members who stuck with us during this campaign."

BECTU's campaign to secure a formal union agreement at the venue started in late 2014. In the interim management rejected a staff petition calling for recognition; a stage which was followed by agreement on the process overseen by ACAS.

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