Talks between Bectu and Siemens have resulted in a revised pay offer that, if accepted, should avert industrial action by staff working on the BBC account.

A one-year deal, comprising a flat rate consolidated increase of £300, is now on the table.

Siemens had previously been looking for a freeze on pay.

If agreed, the payment would be backdated to 1 January 2010 and would be implemented as soon as possible.

The offer also provides for further discussions on performance related pay.

“Although this offer falls short of our original claim, we believe that a consolidated increase of £300 is the best that can be achieved through negotiation alone,” said supervisory official Helen Ryan.

“We have committed to enter into further and meaningful discussions regarding performance related pay and we will consult members again on any proposals that come out of those discussions.”

A consultative ballot on the revised offer will close on 14 April.

Bectu is recommending that its members accept the offer.