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Herald group attacks rep

Issue No. 2062

The dispute at Scotland’s Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times newspapers took a nasty turn last week when management suspended union rep Gordon Thomson.

He was taken into an office with Evening Times editor Donald Martin and another senior member of staff.

Gordon requested he be accompanied, as is his right, in front of the two managers. This was refused.

After he walked out of the editor’s office and phoned a full time union official he was informed that he would be suspended.

This may lead to further escalation of strike action.

This followed a second strike by journalists in the NUJ union on Wednesday of last week as part of an ongoing dispute over compulsory redundancies and budget cuts.

Send donations to Joan MacDonald, NUJ, 3rd Floor, 114 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3QQ.

Cheques should be made payable to Alan Hutcheson Fund (NUJ). Email messages of support to

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Tue 31 Jul 2007, 18:49 BST
Issue No. 2062
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