Joint union meetings will start on Monday 20 September and will be held at key BBC sites. The BBC has been served with notice of strike action on 5 & 6 October – which coincides with the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.
After today’s union side talks, notice of action on two additional dates – 19 & 20 October – will also be served. Notice served for action on 20 & 21 September will be withdrawn to allow the unions to consult with their members
Senior management propose that BBC staff now consider:
- Becoming deferred members of their current final salary scheme in order to inflation-proof their accrued benefits-
- Joining a new career average scheme to build up future pension entitlement based on an employee contribution of 7% (the existing career average scheme is based on employee contributions of 4%)
- An accrual rate of 1/60th per year of service- a retirement age of 65.