Journalists at the Daily Record and Sunday Mail are, from next Friday, to work only what is required of them by contract – ignoring any pleas to work through their breaks, or put in extra hours, because of any under-staffing.
It follows a mass meeting of National Union of Journalists members, held yesterday, where all but two of the 130 people present agreed to a ‘work to rule’.
The meeting follows a breakdown in talks between the NUJ and the papers’ management in the wake of a ballot of NUJ members for industrial action amid concerns of under-staffing.
Says the NUJ’s Scottish Organiser, Paul Holleran: “The feeling of the meeting was that people were not prepared to be ‘walked all over’.”
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