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New deal averts ITV strike

14 November 2008

A strike ballot at ITV Regional News has been called off after NUJ members voted to accept a new agreement with the company over planned cuts.

The new agreement includes further incentives for those people choosing to take voluntary redundancy, as well as a commitment to push back the threat of compulsory redundancies to at least the end of January. This should allow time for further talks in the hope that the number of compulsory redundancies can be pushed down to zero.

Paul McLaughlin, NUJ Broadcasting Organiser, said:

"We're pleased that constructive negotiations have resulted in an offer that has been accepted by our members. Clearly there are still concerns around the massive cuts that are being proposed, but we now have an agreement that allows the space for further talks to continue. We also continue to press our case with Ofcom to protect regional news on ITV."

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