NUJ aims to avoid compulsory redundancies at the Guardian
NUJ Deputy General Secretary, Barry Fitzpatrick, and the chapel officers have met with the Guardian management and were given a statement detailing their proposals to achieve the savings that they say are necessary within the 90 day period.
We have been assured that they want to work with the union to avoid compulsory redundancies and that remains the goal of the NUJ.
We have set aside two meetings per week for the next three months. During this period we intend to forensically examine the editorial costs and without restriction look at all of the options that exist.
Barry Fitzpatrick Deputy General Secretary said: “Preventing compulsory redundancy is essential not only to protect journalist jobs but to avoid the internal strife that such a strategy would unleash. The Guardian and Observer are rightly seen as extremely successful digital platforms. Only quality of content will ensure that both print and digital remain the preferred choice of the readers.”