Johnston Press tells staff that all pay reviews on hold until early next year

By Hamish Mackay |

July 16, 2012 | 1 min read

Staff of Johnston Press have been told they will have to wait six months longer than they expected for a pay review – with the end result that pay levels will not be reviewed until next year.

The company informed staff in an email that it would be offering them an extra day of holiday in recognition of the "commitment and hard work" that has gone into relaunching local titles.

The email stated: "A decision has been taken to defer 2012 salary reviews by six months. This means that July reviews will be deferred to January and so on through the next 12 months which will effectively return review dates to their original position before the change in 2009.

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"In recognition of the commitment and hard work which has gone, and will go, into the relaunch and other initiatives, an additional day's annual leave will be added to the 2012 entitlement and subsequent years for all JP employees in the UK, Isle of Man and Republic of Ireland."

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