NUJ calls off Telegraph strike

NUJ members at the Daily and Sunday Telegraph have suspended their three day strike action planned for 14-16 November.

The union claims the suspension has come after managers withdrew threats to impose new rotas and force production staff to work on Saturdays.

The NUJ said that compulsory working on Saturdays has now been withdrawn, new rotas, which were to be imposed on staff, will be suspended and renegotiated with the union and any journalists who volunteer for more flexible working patterns will each receive a payment of £5,000.

Union members agreed to suspend the three day strike strike at a meeting on Friday  to allow negotiations over new rotas to take place but warned the company they would still strike if there were any attempt to impose unworkable or unfair rotas.

The Telegraph Media Group said in a statement that it welcomed the NUJ's decision to suspend the threatened strike action.

It added: "Further talks about the introduction of new working rotas with editorial representatives are scheduled. The new integrated print and online system in which there has been huge investment is already working well and we are confident that it will go from strength to strength."


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