Chapel Meeting to Hear Latest in Herald Redundancy Plans

Members of the National Union of Journalists at the Herald & Times Group of newspapers are gathering later today to hear the latest on plans by the company to axe around ten editorial posts, including whether there are improved terms available to applicants for voluntary redundancy.

The union is seeking enhanced terms to the statutory ones on offer: one week's pay for every year worked for people under the age of 41; one-and-a-half weeks for those 41 and above. The Scottish Organiser of the NUJ, Paul Holleran, is speaking this morning with the group's managing director, Tim Blott. 

Previous voluntary redundancy packages have been more generous and it is understood no-one has yet applied for the current package.

The group comprises The Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times.

The chapel meeting is taking place this afternoon.

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