NUJ condemns "arbitrary removal" of Bank Holiday payments by Newsquest


By The Drum Team, Editorial

February 17, 2012 | 1 min read

The NUJ chapel at Newsquest Southampton has condemned plans to change the terms and conditions of pay for working on Bank Holidays.

If the changes go through, journalists at Southampton News Extra and Southern Daily Echo face these changes.

Barry Fitzpatrick, NUJ deputy general secretary, said: “We will be strongly resisting the management’s arbitrary removal of contractual payments for working Bank Holidays and Sundays.

“The journalists are not well paid and it is an insult to repay their dedication by such a petty action. We are entering consultation over the changes and hope that the management will see sense; our members are very aggrieved.”


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