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Enfield journalists dispute resolved

22 June 2011

The dispute over staffing levels and quality journalism at North London and Herts Newspapers has been resolved following negotiations.

The dispute in Enfield had centred on non-replacement of journalists at the group's papers, and had led to a strike in April. The NUJ chapel had recently voted to take further strike action.

Barry Fitzpatrick, NUJ head of publishing, said:

"I'm pleased that we have been able to hold genuinely positive discussions with management to resolve the differences between us. Both sides recognise that producing newspapers which serve local communities properly is a business requiring commitment from everybody involved.
"Happily, that commitment exists at North London and Herts Newspapers, helping us to resolve our dispute.
"We look forward to engaging in further discussions with management at an early date to consider ways to advance the interests of our members and the newspapers and communities they serve."

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