BBC strikes off

The BBC looks to have averted further strike action after a resolution in principle was reached with trade unions over its pensions dispute.

The BBC has agreed to upgrade pension contributions by up to four per cent a year, according to MediaGuardian.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is now expected to call off further industrial action, having taken to picket lines for two days earlier this month. The NUJ will recommend the agreement to its representatives on Friday, which should herald the end of a five-month dispute.

Four other unions, including Bectu, have already accepted a revised pension offer, after the BBC originally proposed capping final salary pensions at one per cent, claiming that its pension deficit was between £1.5bn and £2bn.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 263 of Media Digest.

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