#NUJReachStrike – Day 1

  • 31 Aug 2022

Today's news from the picket lines....

Show your solidarity by tweeting at #NUJReachStrike

Journalists at Reach newspapers and websites are striking today after talks to resolve the dispute over pay broke down. More than 1150 journalists will take part in one of the most significant walkouts across the company’s titles including The Mirror, Express, Daily Record, Sunday Mail, Western Mail and Irish Star, the Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo, Bristol Post, Birmingham Mail, The Journal, South Wales Evening Post and the Live websites.  #NUJReachStrike on Flickr

There was a huge noise on social media at #NUJReachStrike and members got together for an online rally, with MPs John McDonald, Liz Saville Roberts, Chris Stephens and Kim Johnson. You can catch up with it here.  Passcode: N3+5EXy%

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Pictures from the pickets

Messages from strikers and picket lines

Tribune article

Read Michelle Stanistreet in the Tribune: Fair Pay Is Within Reach

Reach is a business that believes its hard-working journalists deserve a whopping real-terms pay cut, and refuses to come to an agreement on pay that will ensure our members can keep themselves and their families afloat this winter. It’s shameful that a media company that positions itself as a voice for communities, with many titles that claim to be an ally of working people, would choose to treat its own staff so shabbily.

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