BBC reaches possible deal in pensions dispute

An agreement to end a dispute at the BBC over changes to its pension scheme has been reached following a meeting with union representatives.

Negotiators from the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the BBC came close to resolving the dispute, which resulted in strike action earlier this month, during discussions held at Acas. 

A statement from the NUJ read: “Union negotiators met with the BBC and 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 nine hours of talks at Acas on Tuesday.”

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