Socialist Worker

Independent newspaper

by NUJ member
Issue No. 1994

Journalists in the NUJ union at the The Independent and Independent On Sunday chapels have voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting a much improved offer from management on pay and conditions.

The agreement was reached after several hours of negotiation and a long campaign by union members.

The threat of strike action on budget day and the resolve and determination of the members had a huge impact on the talks.

The agreement provides for a 2.5 percent increase for all staff, a 5 percent increase on minimum rates on all pay bands and a new training agreement.

It also provides a guarantee of no compulsory redundancies until at least April 2007 and payments to all staff employed since the launch of the compact daily of between £200 and £500.

The union came out of the campaign stronger with many new members.

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Sat 1 Apr 2006, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1994
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