ABC staff call off strike due to a new pay offer

It’s all hands on deck at the ABC today after staff called off their strike.

According to The Australian (subscription required) ABC management have offered a revised pay deal of an 11 per cent pay rise over three years, backdated to October last year.

They have also offered a $1500 sign-on bonus.

Negotiations between Managing Director David Anderson (pictured) and the union representatives  continued yesterday, and while the new offer is short of the 6 per cent pay rise sought by staff, the new offer resulted in the union calling off the planned 40-minute stop work meeting that was set to go ahead at 2pm today.

The ABC is offering a three-year agreement with an 11% total salary increase across the agreement period, with 4% in the first two years and a 3% increase in the third year.Staff will also receive a one-off payment of $1500 in the first year if they agree to the terms, with backpay back to October 2022.