Herald features writers’ jobs saved

  • 19 Apr 2022

Newsquest reverses its decision to make redundancies following threat of industrial action.

The six staff at risk were informed in an email from Graham Morrison, managing director of the Glasgow-based titles.

The change of heart was prompted by the NUJ chapel’s decision to ballot for industrial action, after demonstrating overwhelming support for such a move in an indicative ballot. The company will hold discussions with the features writers in regard to current vacancies and realigning content.


John Toner, NUJ national organiser, Scotland said:

“We are delighted that Newsquest has listened to the NUJ chapel and that these six highly-respected writers are no longer facing redundancy. We now look forward to talks with the company about how our members’ undoubted skills can be deployed. As a result of this decision, we have called off our ballot.

“It is important to emphasise the principled stand taken our members, who were and remain unquestionably committed to resist compulsory redundancies if and when necessary. The NUJ has reason to be proud of them.”

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