77% of BECTU members and 58% of NUJ members voted in favour of the deal which has been developed in collaboration with all the BBC’s unions. All of the BBC’s unions endorsed the proposals to their members.
The new deal forms the cornerstone of changes to ways of working across the BBC. It will modernise terms and conditions, reforms old allowances and simplify our structures. It will:
- Introduce a simplified approach to contracts
- Offer a new approach to balancing organisational flexibility and work/life balance
- Agree a three year pay award and simplified pay and grading structure
- Simplify policies
Anne Bulford, BBC Deputy Director-General says: “We welcome this ballot result and the news that members of the NUJ and BECTU have voted in favour of simple, fair and consistent proposals which are an essential part of modernising the BBC. Throughout the past 18 months we have been engaged in a collaborative process with the unions and these changes will benefit staff, the BBC, and most importantly the audiences we serve.”
BBC Press Office