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A victory for the union at TSL Education

Issue No. 1992

The NUJ journalists’ union has won back union recognition on TSL Education, which runs the Times supplements.

This is the first time for over 15 years that the union has been recognised on the previously Murdoch-owned titles.

The ballot result was overwhelmingly in favour – 85 people out of 89 voting said yes to NUJ recognition.

The agreement includes the Times Educational Supplement, Times Higher Educational Supplement and Nursery World. The Exponent equity group now owns TSL Education.

Barry Fitzpatrick, the NUJ’s national newspaper organiser, said, “This result demonstrates that journalists, when given a democratic choice, will always vote for union recognition.

“Now that we have this overwhelming endorsement for the NUJ, we feel confident that we can establish a positive relationship with the new management and one which will serve our mutual interest.”

Simon Terry, the father of the chapel (union branch), said, “This is a brilliant result. Instead of the anti-union paranoia of Wapping – and the laughable News International staff association – we now have the security of genuine trade union representation at a time of great upheaval and change.”

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Sat 18 Mar 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1992
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