Strike begins at Scottish newspaper
As reported here a strike has begung at the Daily Record and Sunday Mail newspaper offices HQ in Glasgow, Scotland.
It follows a strike ballot that was held by the National Union of Journalists, where the 276 editorial staff voted overwhelmingly to begin action that also includes work to rule.
The action is because the newspapers owners plan to axe 70 jobs and merge the production of the Daily Record and Sunday Mail titles.
Journalists at the Daily Record and Sunday Mail have walked out in a strike over job cuts.
Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) began their 24-hour action at midnight on Friday.
Owner Trinity Mirror wants to shed 70 jobs after merging production of the two titles.
The union voted overwhelmingly last month for two strike days, with the second stoppage planned for Friday 10 April.
Trinity Mirror said it was confident the strike would not stop production of the newspapers.
The company announced proposals in February to cut 70 out of 276 editorial staff in a bid to make the titles better equipped for what it described as a "dramatically different media economy."
NUJ Scottish Organiser Paul Holleran said more than 40 staff members had since applied for voluntary redundancy.
But he accused Trinity Mirror of refusing to accept a compromise solution which would avoid 30 compulsory redundancies.
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