MORE THAN 100 NUJ journalists' union members struck on Friday of last week at the Newcastle Chronicle and Journal as part of their fight for a fair wage. The workers were due to strike again on Thursday. The newspaper is part of the giant Trinity Mirror group.
Graduate trainees in Newcastle will start on £12,250 per year under the latest proposals. This contrasts with an average graduate starting salary, reported in the Daily Mirror, of £19,000.
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NUJ MEMBERS at the Rotherham Advertiser are balloting on industrial action after rejecting a 2.3 percent pay rise. At talks this week management offered to scrap Saturday working as a concession.
Union members at the Liverpool Post and Echo weeklies are due to start a ballot over pay on Tuesday of next week.