NUJ members at LexisNexis opt for three-day-strike

Journalists at business information company LexisNexis are to take three days of strike action in protest at a 2.2 per cent pay offer.

The National Union of Journalists claims to have nearly 100 members at the publisher and they are set to walk out on the 19,25 and 26 of August.

NUJ chapel rep at LexisNexis Sylvia Courtnage said: ‘It is clear that members understand the need to demonstrate to the company the depth of feeling. Many have had to take on extra work over recent months, yet there seems to have been little tangible reward for our efforts.”

Another NUJ chapel official, Dan Meredith, said: “Our members are highly committed, professional individuals. For us, taking strike action is a last resort and something we have tried extremely hard to avoid. We urge the company to enter into meaningful negotiations to resolve this dispute.”

NUJ general secretary Michelle Stanistreet said that the action had come about as a result of ‘several years of paltry pay rises”.

She said that NUJ members are now ‘determined to get a rise that truly reflects their loyalty, commitment and sheer hard work”.

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