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Members in Scotland call off Record and Mail dispute

16 June 2009

NUJ members at The Daily Record & Sunday Mail in Scotland have voted to call off their industrial action following a lengthy chapel meeting.

The dispute had been about compulsory redundancies and changes to staff contracts which meant an increase in hours and changes in status for many members.

Paul Holleran, NUJ Scottish Organiser, said:

"This has been a hard fought battle against potentially 40 compulsory redundancies as well as unacceptable changes to members' contracts.
"Through a mixture of industrial action, political pressure and legal threat we have made progress on the issues and moved to a negotiated position which the chapel are prepared to accept, although it has to be said, are far from happy at what has happened in recent months.
"We are now looking to engage in discussions on how to move forward. We want management to help restore some goodwill and take a partnership approach to the introduction of the new editorial system and new ways of working to our mutual benefit and for the future of two of Scotland's important national titles."

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