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Herald staff to reballot for strikes

Issue No. 2366

Journalists at the Herald group of newspapers began a ballot for industrial action over job cuts on Monday of this week.

The ballot affects NUJ union members at The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times.

Workers backed strikes by 86 percent in a ballot last month. They supported action short of a strike by 96 percent.

But union leaders announced a reballot after Newsquest bosses threatened a legal challenge to the ballot. 

They also dropped a planned work to rule.


Journalists at the Independent held a one-hour mandatory chapel meeting on Friday of last week.

The NUJ union said this was industrial action aimed at forcing bosses to engage in “meaningful talks”. 

Bosses announced plans for 27 compulsory redundancies last month.

It had originally planned a two-hour chapel meeting but cut this to one hour the day before. 

No further action is planned.


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Tue 13 Aug 2013, 16:11 BST
Issue No. 2366
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