Tuesday 22 June 2010

Company-wide strike at Johnston now 'unlikely'

The NUJ looks set to abandon plans for a group-wide strike across Johnston Press titles, HoldtheFrontPage reports today.
Its say the union held a group chapel meeting at the weekend after a planned strike across the company was called off following a legal challenge. "It is understood journalists at a number of centres are still keen to go ahead with new ballots for industrial action - but they look unlikely to gain support from all chapels, as union chiefs had hoped."A national strike had originally been planned for 19 May over the introduction of the new Atex content management system but lawyers for JP challenged this, saying it did not directly employ journalists, leading to the strike being called off.

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