Friday 19 December 2008

Hark The Herald pay freeze

Allmediascotland reports today that staff at The Herald group in Scotland have been told their pay review is to be frozen from January to April. It is a move similar to that announced by The Scotsman group.
Meanwhile in Ireland, the NUJ says that staff at Independent Newspapers (Ireland) have been offered a "shares for pay cut" deal.
In Wales, HoldtheFrontPage reported yesterday that four reporters at two West Wales weeklies have agreed to sacrifice pay to prevent a fellow journalist being made redundant. Newsquest wanted one redundancy from the seven-strong reporting team which produces the Milford Mercury and Western Telegraph. But the threatened job loss appears to have been averted after four reporters agreed to an equal cut in hours on the condition they all remained in their posts.

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