Members of the broadcasting union Bectu working for ITV have voted to accept an improved pay offer from the company.
Following talks with the unions Bectu, Amicus and the NUJ before Christmas, ITV management increased its consolidated pay offer to 3%, up 0.5% on the original inflation-only offer of 2.5%.
Only 10% of the Bectu members who voted wanted to reject the new award. As part of the agreement, management have also agreed to meet three times a year at national level with officials from the unions. The first of these meetings is scheduled for March.
ITV will respond to the joint-union pay claim in mid-November to allow for more meaningful talks on the 2007 pay review.
Sharon Elliott, Bectu official, said: “We look forward to using the increased opportunities for dialogue, which are part of this year’s settlement, to represent members’ interests more effectively.”