ITV tables improved 2016 pay deal

ITV has tabled an improved pay offer for 2016 after its employees took strike action in May. 


The broadcaster has offered staff pay increases above the 2% pay rise for 2015, which took effect from January.

That pay deal will remain unchanged but the organisation is also making contractual improvements including an increase in leave and redundancy terms for longer serving employees.

It has also moved its pay review forward from the autumn following the 24-hour strike action on 14 May, which led to the filming of programmes such as Coronation Street and Loose Women being disrupted.

Unions had argued that the pay offer was lower than expected, with staff having helped ITV increase revenue by 8% for the first nine months of 2014, up to £1.8 billon.

In 2013, ITV agreed to a 2.75% pay increase for all employees earning £60,000 and below.

An ITV spokesman said: “We met recently with representatives from the joint unions and, while the pay offer for this year remains unchanged, the unions have agreed to present a resolution to their members for 2016 and provide a response within the next few weeks.  

“This includes a review of the redundancy cap and additional paid leave for staff with more than five years’ service. 

“We have also brought forward the 2016 annual pay review negotiations ahead of the normal autumn timetable.”