NUJ announces strike dates at Bullivant Media
The first day of action takes place on Tuesday 25 August and the union offers practical suggestions on ways to support the strike.
NUJ members working at Bullivant Media have announced two 48-hour strikes in response to up to five compulsory redundancies.
The union has formally notified the company that the action is planned to take place on Tuesday 25 August until Wednesday 26 August. The second date for action is Tuesday 1 September until Wednesday 2 September.
The union is calling on the Bullivant family to put a stop to the compulsory redundancies and resolve the dispute.
Chris Morley, NUJ Northern and Midlands senior organiser, said:
"The company has laid out plans to dismiss up to five members through redundancies.
"We are clear that the proposals drawn up do not make any rational sense and have the effect of targeting leading members of the newly-formed chapel in clear breach of the law.
"The chapel is united against these plans and in supporting its members put under the shadow of compulsory redundancy. Members have committed themselves reluctantly, but with determination, to taking two periods of 48-hour strike action. We want the board to see sense and to cooperate with the chapel in finding appropriate ways to help the business navigate its way back to prosperity.
"What is equally important however is for the Bullivant family to recognise that it is inappropriate for family members to now be playing at journalism to the detriment of a hard-won reputation by its journalists for quality reporting with all the risks that this brings to the business."