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Issue No. 1936

THE Threat of more strike action by journalists in the NUJ union at the Enfield Advertiser in north London has won concessions from their Trinity Mirror bosses.

Journalists had struck for one day over cuts and the centralisation of subbing across a number of titles. A high court decision stopped another strike, but a reballot came out strongly for more action.

Jonathan Lovett, the NUJ rep at the Enfield Advertiser, told Socialist Worker, “Management have made a number of promises and guarantees, including regular meetings and compensating people who work extra hours.

“We also won a good redundancy package for a sub who had previously been overlooked. There are no plans for compulsory redundancies. We feel we can hold our heads high and that we have kept our dignity. We have laid a marker for the future that we will not be pushed around.

“Members are very pleased with the upshot. We have won a moral victory. Management were keen to make an agreement to stop us striking. We now have pay negotiations coming up.”

There will be an NUJ Left conference on Saturday 12 February in Manchester.

Phone 07801 789 297 for more details.

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Sat 29 Jan 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1936
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