The Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) is urging the publisher of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail to re-think its plans for journalistic job cuts.
A report by BBC Scotland states a letter to Trinity Mirror from the STUC points out that the closure of the News of the World has changed the newspaper market.
In a similar claim to one made by the National Union of Journalists last week, the STUC says the publisher now has a chance to invest and boost sales.
45 journalists at the Glasgow publishing base have already accepted voluntary redundancy after negotiations lowered the number of job losses from 93 to 71, although 26 compulsory redundancies were expected to be made as a result.
Meanwhile, Trinity Mirror will print an extra 250,000 papers this weekend in order to impact on the closure of the News of the World last week.
1.5 million extra copies of the Sunday Mirror and the People will also reach the marketplace this weekend, alongside marketing and price cuts.
The Sunday Mail is already the largest selling Sunday title in Scotland.
According to the STUC; “With its major competitor in such serious difficulty, now is a time for investment at Trinity Mirror in Scotland, not cuts.”
Grahame Smith, general secretary of the STUC, has written to Mark Hollinshead, managing director of Trinity Mirror to ask that plans to cut jobs should be reassessed.
He said: "It makes no sense to continue with the planned job cuts when a huge opportunity has now presented itself for Trinity Mirror to re-establish the Record and Mail as Scotland's premier popular newspapers.
"With its major competitor in such serious difficulty, now is a time for investment at Trinity Mirror in Scotland, not cuts."