NUJ members at the Glasgow-based Daily Record and Sunday Mail are to hold a three-day strike next weekend as they step up their campaign against compulsory job cuts.
They are also holding a fresh industrial action ballot to widen the scope of the disputes to cover the reorganisation of the papers and changes to working conditions, the NUJ said today.
The Record and Mail chapel have already held two one-day strikes and one 48-hour strike. They are protesting at the Trinity Mirror-owned titles’ decision make twenty compulsory redundancies.
This weekend the journalists will strike on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Between walkouts they are working to rule. On Wednesday the ballot papers required by UK law will go out to NUJ members working for the Record and Mail to enable them to authorise action over the planned reorganisation of the papers and the changes to working practices involved.