Wednesday, 23 December 2009

NUJ celebrates Telegraph pay deal

While many journalists are still shivering under a pay freeze, the NUJ is celebrating a pay deal at Telegraph Media Group which will see in the new year with a pay rise and £500 bonus.
Under the terms of a three-year agreement negotiated by the NUJ, editorial staff will get a 1.5 per cent pay increase. The deal saw journalists at the Telegraph win a rise of two per cent last year.
The NUJ says a further increase of 2.5 per cent is due to be paid in 2010, although the exact rate paid in the final year may be open to negotiation depending on the rate of inflation.
NUJ head of publishing, Barry Fitzpatrick, said: “Journalists on the Telegraph have produced headline breaking news and features against the background of an exceptionally tough climate. This pay increase recognises their efforts over the last 12 months. However, much work remains to be done to address issues such as stress and workload that are of great concern to our members."

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