Express agrees 3% pay rise

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Daily Express journalists have accepted a 3 per cent pay increase or a minimum payment of £1,050 for full-time journalists who earn less than £35,000.

The NUJ chapel is hoping to see an increase in the holiday entitlement for those journalists who only have 23 days a year. The company has stated that heads of department would be able to allocate the extra days on the basis of overtime worked.

The company house agreement is to read: "In order to compensate those journalists that work in excess of their normal hours, the line manager will be able to allocate up to a maximum of two additional lieu days in any one year on the provision that the days accrued have not been compensated for by any staff additional payment and/or the staff contract in relation to holiday levels doesn't already take into account such working patterns.

"The additional lieu days will have to be taken in the company holiday year in which they were allocated and at a time to be mutually agreed between the company and the journalist."

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