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BBC staff overwhelmingly back BECTU negotiated deal

12 June 2018

BBC staff have overwhelmingly backed a landmark new terms and conditions deal negotiated by BECTU, the NUJ and Unite.

77% of BECTU members voted in favour of the deal, with 23% voting against, in a ballot that closed yesterday.

The new terms and conditions include a three year pay deal, simplification of BBC contractual arrangements and recognises weekend working.

Highlights of the agreement:

  • Introduction of a simpler pay and grading structure with increased transparency and governance
  • New BBC minimum salary of £20,000 from 1 August 2018
  • Increased sick pay and well-being arrangements
  • A joint-working group made up of BBC representatives and the joint unions (BECTU, NUJ, UNITE) will be established to investigate how weekend working should be recognised.

BECTU’s assistant national secretary Noel McClean said:

“There were a number of big and significant issues that needed to be addressed in this deal. Our members engaged with us on an unprecedented level to make sure that we were negotiating the best possible deal for them. Without that level of engagement we would not have been able to get this result.”

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