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Independent News & Media industrial action ballot result

1 February 2019

The NUJ balloted members at the Independent News and Media PLC in Northern Ireland and the ballot included NUJ members working at the Belfast Telegraph and Sunday Life.

The independent scrutineers' report of voting, as required in accordance with the Trade Union and Labour Relations NI Order 1995, reported the results as follows:

Number of voting papers returned: 22
Question: Are you prepared to take part in industrial action consisting of strike action?
Number of spoilt or otherwise invalid voting papers returned: 0
Number of votes cast in the ballot: 22
Result of Voting -
Yes: 19 (86.4 per cent)
No: 3 (13.6 per cent)

Number of voting papers returned: 22
Question: Are you prepared to take part in industrial action short of a strike?
Number of spoilt or otherwise invalid voting papers returned: 0
Number of votes cast in the ballot: 22
Result of Voting -
Yes: 22 (100 per cent)
No: 0 (0 per cent)

NUJ members have voted in favour of industrial action and action short of a strike. Following the result, the union is still willing to engage with the company to find a solution. The outstanding issues are the pay claim, minimum rates of pay, and acting up allowances.

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