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Walkout is off at the BBC

Issue No. 2413

Union leaders have called off a planned strike by BBC workers. The walkout had been set to take place on Wednesday of this week.

The NUJ and Bectu unions cancelled the 12-hour strike after receiving an improved offer from bosses.

Staff earning less than £50,000 will receive a £650 pay rise from 1 August. Those earning more than £50,000 will receive a £500 rise.

This is the same as the original offer. But bosses then offered an extra £150 payment on 1 January next year and a 2.5 percent pay rise on 1 August.

One BBC worker told Socialist Worker, “Calling off the strikes was a missed opportunity to get more.”

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Tue 22 Jul 2014, 17:30 BST
Issue No. 2413
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