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Unions secure significant pay offer at Al Jazeera

11 May 2018

BECTU and NUJ negotiators have secured a significant pay offer for workers at Al Jazeera following four years of pay freezes.

The two-year offer consists of a consolidated increase in 2018-2019 of 6%, backdated to 1 January, with a 3% rise for 2019-2020.

Both BECTU and the NUJ are running consultative ballots of their members with a recommendation to vote yes.

Breakthrough

The breakthrough came after intense negotiations at ACAS following confirmed strike action called for Wednesday 9 May. The strike action, which was overwhelmingly backed by 80% of members in a formal ballot, was suspended earlier this week as a result of the pay offer.

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