The National Union of Journalists has apologised to BBC human resources director Lucy Adams following an article entitled "BBC dirty tricks including hacking NUJ members' emails".
The article was published on 30 August, as part of the NUJ’s broader criticism of management practices at the BBC.
However, the NUJ has now issued an apology, reading: “We would now like to apologise and clarify some of the statements contained in that article.
“The NUJ did not intend to suggest that BBC HR director Lucy Adams led a dirty tricks campaign or that there was any criminal activity on her part whatsoever. The NUJ apologises to Lucy Adams for making these allegations.
“We have agreed not to repeat these allegations and both parties now draw a line under the dispute.”
Adams announced on 30 August that she was stepping down from her role at the end of the financial year in March 2014.