Newsquest journalists vote for strike action


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Journalists working for Newsquest titles in Glasgow possess voted in favour of strike motion over job cuts.

The motion would possess an affect on The Herald, The Herald on Sunday, the Glasgow Times, The Nationwide and the Sunday Nationwide.

The Nationwide Union of Journalists (NUJ) said 86.7% of collaborating individuals had backed motion.

Final month it modified into reportedNewsquest had invited capabilities for voluntary redundancy on the Herald and its Sunday stablemate as a cost-saving measure.

Management modified into furthermore said to possess warned that compulsory redundancies might perhaps perhaps be important unless an unspecified choice of journalists volunteered to leave.

Several high-profile Newsquest journalists took to Twitter on Tuesday to insist that they’d opted to leave the publisher by the finish of the year.

They encompass The Herald’s chief reporter, David Leask, and social affairs correspondent, Stephen Naysmith.

NUJ Scotland organiser John Toner said: “Such a firm vote in favour of industrial motion demonstrates the strength of feeling amongst our individuals faced by but one other spherical of jobs cuts, and the elevated workloads that reduced staffing ranges elevate.

“We possess already begun optimistic talks with Newsquest management, and we’re confident that these will proceed.

“I am in unquestionably that the employer will employ on board the madden and frustration which possess been expressed through this ballot.”

Newsquest Scotland has been approached for comment.

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