Wednesday, 1 December 2010

NUJ 'recommending' deal to end BBC dispute

The NUJ said today it is "recommending acceptance" of a deal aimed to end the dispute over pensions at the BBC.

The union said in a statement: "NUJ reps at the BBC will meet on Friday to consider the latest proposals to resolve their long-running pensions dispute.

"Union negotiators met with the BBC at ACAS on Tuesday and reached an agreement in principle which will be recommended for acceptance at the meeting on Friday. NUJ members took strike action last month after the BBC sought to impose changes to the pension scheme in advance of the actuarial valuation next year.

"The union called on the BBC to hold off on implementing any changes until the deficit was known and also sought to limit the BBC’s ability to vary the rate at which pensions are revalued under the proposed new scheme. An agreement in principle covering these issues was reached after 9 hours of talks at ACAS on Tuesday."

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