Management brand Telegraph strike “disappointing”

Telegraph Group management has branded yesterday's decision by staff to go on a three-day strike "disappointing".

NUJ members voted by a margin of 90 to 12 to walk out on strike  at a meeting of the NUJ chapel. This vote followed an official ballot of the 276 NUJ members at Telegraph Group which found 85 in favour of industrial action and 29 against.

The three-day strike is set to take place from November 14 to 16.

Responding to news of the strike vote, Telegraph management said: "At this time of massive investment in the future of the Telegraph Media Group and the extensive changes occurring throughout our industry, the union's decision is surprising.

"It is worth noting that barely one in three of the union members voted in favour of a strike and that less than one in five of our total editorial staff are supporting the union's actions.

"We have successfully completed our move to Victoria and are ready to meet the significant challenges that our industry faces in the new digital age."

The said the vote was therefore "disappointing."

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