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Next week’s five-day strike has been put on hold.
Over 330 journalists at the publisher will participate in the first company-wide industrial action on Monday.
NUJ members at National World, publisher of the Scotsman, Yorkshire Post and 100-plus regional titles, have voted to strike in a dispute over pay.
The union’s Newspaper and Agencies Industrial Council has called the move a ‘cynical attempt to undermine and destabilise staff.’
The publisher has opened its annual pay talks with the offer of a below-inflation pay rise, adding that it will only negotiate on how the total pot is distributed in each area.
Seamus Dooley, assistant general secretary led tributes on behalf of the union to the former MP for Great Grimsby.
National World has announced its acquisition of JPI Media Publishing Limited and its subsidiaries from JPI Media Limited for £10.2 million with completion on 2 January 2021.
The company said it expected the overall reduction in editorial staffing to be between 20 and 30, as part of restructuring.
He was on board at the paper's launch in 1986 and became political editor of The Independent on Sunday.