Bolton strikers to consider new pay formula this week

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Striking journalists on papers published by Newsquest Bolton were due to consider a back-to-work formula at a chapel meeting this Friday.

More than 60 NUJ members working on Newsquest Bolton titles, which include the Bolton Evening News, Bury Times and Leigh Journal, have been on strike for five weeks in a dispute over pay. They called an indefinite strike after rejecting a 2 per cent pay rise and are seeking a 7 per cent rise.

Meanwhile, NUJ members on papers published by Newsquest in Bradford have called an indefinite strike in support of their pay claim from Monday.

The NUJ chapel at Newsquest’s News Shopper series, which has 12 titles in south-east London and north Kent, has voted in favour of taking industrial action up to and including a strike after rejecting a 2 per cent pay offer. The chapel was planning to hold a mandatory meeting on Friday.

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