Monday 27 December 2010

Newsquest faces industrial action in Scotland

NUJ members at Newsquest's Herald & Times Group in Glasgow - publishers of The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times - have voted for industrial action in protest at compulsory redundancies.

Allmediascotland says: "Ballot papers returned by members delivered a 91 per cent vote in favour of industrial action, short of strike action, such as a 'work to rule' and a withdrawal of goodwill and flexible working. In addition, some 78 per cent of respondents said they were in favour of strike action.

A work to rule is set to begin from next Monday. The NUJ chapel at the papers will choose whether to join colleagues in England who are scheduled to go on strike on the sixth and seventh of next month at papers owned by Newsquest.

Some six journalists and an editorial administrator have been singled out for compulsory redundancy, on top of a further half dozen who have applied for voluntary redundancy.

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