NUJ strike ballot opens over BBC 1% pay offer

Jubilee coverage could be disrupted by strikes.

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Journalists strike outside the BBC Television Centre. Photo: Getty Images

 

Thousands of BBC staff, including members of the NUJ, are to be balloted from today on whether to strike over a 1 per cent pay offer that could disrupt coverage of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

The NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions are recommending their members vote for strike action over pay, a new appraisal system and compulsory redundancies it claims are caused by “the management’s failure to fulfil an agreement on redeployment”.

NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet said: “This is not just about a derisory pay deal of 1 per cent imposed on our members without proper consultation.

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