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The Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond, has endorsed the idea of a six-month moratorium on redundancies at the BBC.
Opus Media Group, the luxury publisher of books which sell their glossy publications for up to £3,000 a copy on celebrity subjects, is still to pay former staff, despite a two-month old court order.
BBC Scotland journalists are starting a work to rule from midnight over compulsory redundancies.
The BBC Scotland NUJ chapel met today in response to the threatened compulsory redundancies and agreed unanimously to take work to rule action.
Opus Media Group plc publish large print, glossy, luxury books which run into hundreds of pages and often weigh over 30kg.
Media organisations in Scotland are under a duty to promote diversity in their workplaces.
The NUJ has entered into dispute proceedings with the BBC Scotland over its selection process for redundancies. The corporation is looking for a possible 15 compulsory redundancies.
The NUJ’s Scottish organiser has told BBC management it will be almost impossible to find enough volunteers for redundancy in the short time-frame given to losing 35 job losses across Scotland.
The NUJ Scottish Executive Council has expressed concern at the increase in intimidation and bullying of journalists and is keen to contribute to the debate about the role of the media in coverage of Scottish politics.
The NUJ has called for the Scottish government to launch an inquiry into the future of the country's media.