Friday 23 October 2009

Strike off at Trinity papers in Wales

The NUJ today withdrew its threat of strike action at Media Wales in Cardiff after the company confirmed that no union member will be made compulsorily redundant.
In a ballot result announced last week there was a 96% vote in favour of a strike following an announcement that 13.2 editorial jobs would go at the Trinity Mirror subsidiary. The company publishes the Western Mail, the South Wales Echo, Wales on Sunday and the Celtic series of weekly papers.
NUJ Media Wales FoC Martin Shipton said: "We are very pleased that industrial action will not now be necessary. Our clearly stated aim in these circumstances was to ensure that none of our members were forced to leave employment against their will and that has been achieved. A number of NUJ members decided to opt for voluntary redundancy and they will leave with our best wishes.
"We look forward to working with the company to ensure that new working arrangements do not create excessive workloads for those who remain."

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