BBC pay dispute: fresh talks Friday

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BBC offers fresh talks after strike ballot results on 15 July.

16 July 2014

Following the declaration of BBC ballot results yesterday (15 July) and the calling of strike action for 23 July, the BBC has invited senior union representatives to more talks this coming Friday 18 July at 9am in an effort to resolve the pay dispute.

BECTU, along with officials in the NUJ and Unite, have accepted the invitation. The meeting will be led for the BBC by the DG Tony Hall and Anne Bulford, managing director of finance and operations. 

Whilst BECTU will be using the opportunity to see if a negotiated settlement can be reached at the earliest point, preparations for the 12-hour stoppage next week - Wednesday 23 July - are continuing. 

BECTU will report back to its representatives and members on the outcome of the meeting. 

Last night BECTU's Gerry Morrissey, who will also attend on Friday, spoke to the BBC's News Channel to explain the reasons for the strike call. Watch the video here at

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