Blott on the landscape

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A day after the appointment of Donald Martin as editor-in-chief of Newsquest’s Glasgow titles, all but a handful of editorial staff have been handed redundancy notices and told to re-apply for jobs in a new, merged, multimedia newsroom.

Apparently Newsquest Glasgow managing director Tim Blott said the need for these changes was made ‘more urgent’by planned industrial action by NUJ members at the titles. Really?

Go on then, Tim, expand on that. How can planned industrial action make the need for redundancies “more urgent”. And when you do explain yourself, do be careful to stay within the employment laws, won’t you old chap?

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