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NUJ vote to strike at Newsquest in Scotland

NUJ members working for Newsquest in Glasgow have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action.

NUJ vote to strike at Newsquest in Scotland
John Toner: “Such a firm vote in favour of industrial action demonstrates the strength of feeling.”

The ballot covers editorial staff on The Herald, The Herald on Sunday, the Evening Times (recently re-launched as the Glasgow Times), The National and The Sunday National, based in three locations. In the main ballot, says the NUJ, 86.7 per cent of participating NUJ members voted in favour of action.

John Toner, NUJ Scotland organiser, said: "Such a firm vote in favour of industrial action demonstrates the strength of feeling among our members faced by yet another round of jobs cuts, and the increased workloads that reduced staffing levels bring.

"We have already begun constructive talks with Newsquest management, and we are confident that these will continue. I am in no doubt that the employer will take on board the anger and frustration that have been expressed through this ballot."