Reach journalists vote to accept five per cent pay deal

  • 07 Mar 2024

Following negotiations with the publisher, journalists at Reach plc have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the 2024-2025 pay offer.

Reach journalists will receive a five per cent uplift to their consolidated pay from 1 April, following acceptance of the offer in the union’s consultative ballot. The NUJ achieved a strong turnout with more than nine to one in favour of the deal. At a meeting today, the NUJ Reach group chapel formally approved the pay offer, endorsing the result of the members’ ballot. The NUJ has informed Reach of the decision, urging the company to ensure pay increases are paid promptly to journalists in next month's pay packets.

The negotiated settlement will see no cap or ceiling applied, ensuring all journalists within the group receive the increase irrespective of role. It means that the minimum salary for a senior journalist at the group will rise to £32,760 from 1 April. In addition, Reach has confirmed the pay increase will be applied to existing minimum rates and published casual rates from the same date.

NUJ members at Reach with queries can email [email protected]  

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