MEN chapel threatens ballot over redundancies

The NUJ chapel at MEN Media has rejected a 2.5 per cent pay offer and has threatened to ballot for industrial action over proposed across the board redundancies.

MEN Media publishes the Manchester Evening News and TV station Channel. Its parent company, Guardian Media Group, last month announced that the company needed a wholesale structural review due to increasing print revenues migrating online and the need to invest in the future.

The chapel warned it would ballot if there were any compulsory redundancies. MEN Media chief executive Mark Dodson has said he can not rule out compulsory redundancies.

At a union meeting on Thursday, the chapel demanded urgent talks with management over the company's plan to introduce performance-related pay.

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