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Associated Press journalists balloted for industrial action

The NUJ and Bectu are said to be balloting UK journalists working for AP over the closure of a defined benefits program, which the news agency says will affect around 200 people

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 17/05/12

Unions recommend strike action as BBC ballot opens

Staff are being balloted from today over possible strike action which would target the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 30/04/12

BBC unions to ballot over possible Jubilee strike action

Bectu, the National Union of Journalists and Unite are to serve notice of a strike ballot for possible strike action 'targeting the Jubilee celebrations' over pay offer

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 19/04/12

Newsquest journalists threaten strike action if no pay rise

Eight out of ten members of the National Union of Journalists working at Newsquest titles have voted that they would support strike action if a pay offer is refused this year

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 22/03/12

Journalists call off FT walkout after 'improved pay offer'

Members of the NUJ agree to an additional 0.5 per cent pay offer on top of the 2 to 2.5 per cent award given to FT editorial staff in January

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 21/03/12

NUJ: FT journalists vote for three-hour walkout

The union announces that following a compulsory two-hour meeting on Tuesday members have voted for further industrial action at the Financial Times

Posted by Rachel McAthy on 14/03/12

NUJ: FT strike to go ahead as talks 'break down'

Union says management at the Financial Times have rejected the union's proposals and that strike action will start at 3pm today

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 13/03/12

NUJ calls on Pearson CEO to 'intervene' in FT pay offer

Members of the union working at the Financial Times are said to have called on management 'to meet at ACAS' and try to 'find common ground'

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 05/03/12

Unions join forces to condemn 'insulting' BBC pay offer

Unite, NUJ and Bectu to hold meetings with all BBC members after corporation reportedly offers 1% pay rise this year

Posted by Paul McNally on 01/03/12

Newsquest Essex journalists call off planned strike

Union members hold 'constructive talks' with management and hope for pay to be reviewed in June

Posted by Paul McNally on 13/02/12

Thomson Reuters journalists cancel strike after pay deal

UK-based journalists at global newswire accept improved pay offer after several days of negotiations

Posted by Paul McNally on 09/02/12

Additional Newsquest Essex journalists to strike next week

NUJ members based in Colchester plan to join their Basildon colleagues in a walkout over pay

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 06/02/12

Newsquest Essex journalists to strike over pay

More than 90% of NUJ members at Newsquest's South East Essex titles, which include the Basildon Echo and Thurrock Gazette, have voted to walk out for three days next month due a delayed pay review

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 26/01/12

NUJ members at Newsquest Essex to ballot over pay

Union members at Newsquest titles in Essex are being balloted over pay, with a review reportedly due later this year

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 03/01/12

FT staff to ballot on industrial action over 2% pay offer

Union rejects 2% offer and calls decision to keep back 43% of allocation for pay increases to hand out to select individuals 'an attack on collective bargaining'

Posted by Joel Gunter on 28/11/11

NUJ to hold Thomson Reuters strike ballot after 'insulting' offer

Union chapel rejects 1.5% pay offer, calling for a 7% pay rise across the board and annual rises at least in line with inflation

Posted by Joel Gunter on 21/11/11

NUJ warns of strike over Independent and Standard cuts

Union claims 20 jobs are at risk within Independent Print Ltd as the Independent and Evening Standard plan merger of departments

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 11/11/11

Argus expected to make further editorial job cuts

Half a dozen editorial staff and more than 10 sales staff understood to be facing redundancy in fresh round of cuts

Posted by Joel Gunter on 04/11/11

Bectu considers legal action over BBC Wales job cuts

Media union Bectu claims to have had no contact from the BBC since a 24-hour strike on Friday and is now preparing documents for its solicitors

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 04/10/11

Bectu renews strike plans over BBC Wales redundancies

Bectu members at BBC Wales are planning a 24-hour strike later this week in a protest against plans to cut four editor roles

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 27/09/11

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BBC 'not expecting any disruption' during World Service weekend strike

Fifteen members of broadcast union Bectu voted to strike this weekend

Posted by Jack Dearlove on 13 April 2012

'There's no fat to cut away here': BBC Sussex staff join nationwide strikes

BBC journalists in Brighton manned a picket line from 4am as part of nation-wide strikes by NUJ members at the broadcaster

Posted by Joel Gunter on 1 August 2011

'Embarrassed bosses' stop strike breaking with work experience, NUJ claims

Johnston Press bosses called on teenager on work placement to get paper out during strike, NUJ claims

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 22 July 2011

NUJ: Journalists demand 'immediate talks' as 22 jobs face cut at Media Wales

Proposals will see 10 district office staff, eight production journalists and four members of the sports staff made redundant at Media Wales

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 19 July 2011

South Yorkshire Times front page reports on journalist job cuts

Editor of Johnston Press title - whose job is under threat - reports editorial cuts on front page

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 23 June 2011

NUJ: Ray Tindle to meet with Parlimentary representatives over Enfield dispute

Sir Ray Tindle meets with the NUJ Parliamentary group to explain the staffing situation which has led to industrial action in Enfield

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 21 June 2011

Newsquest South London: new four-day strike announced

Journalists at Newsquest titles in London are taking part in a second strike as part of ongoing disputes over editorial space, redundancies, and an office move

Posted by Joel Gunter on 20 June 2011

Strike dates announced at Newsquest South London

Journalists at Newsquest South London will walk out next Wednesday and Thursday in a dispute over cuts, pay and an office relocation

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 9 June 2011

Debate: Will other reporters follow Tindle's and strike over quality?

Reporters at Tindle Newspapers titles in Enfield are striking over quality saying they cannot leave the office to cover court stories, council meetings and are delivering a poor product to readers

Posted by Sarah Marshall on 14 April 2011

NUJ: Bolton strike on, Sheffield strike off

Journalists at the Newsquest-owned Bolton News voted to strike in protest against an ongoing pay freeze while staff at a Johnston Press titles in Sheffield have reached a deal with management over plans to cut production jobs

Posted by Paul McNally on 9 February 2011

Newsquest: An update on the reported pay freeze thaw

Journalists at some Newsquest titles are experiencing a 'thaw' in the pay freeze but the change is not nationwide

Posted by Laura Oliver on 24 December 2010

Brighton Argus' new out-of-town subs fall at the first hurdle

First day of centralised subbing for Brighton's Argus sees Southampton-based sub-editors fail to spot an embarrassing typo

Posted by Joel Gunter on 20 December 2010

NUJ: Southern Daily Echo chapel to ballot for strikes over pay freeze

Staff at the Southern Daily Echo are balloting for more strike action after a 48-hour strike over pay

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 16 December 2010

NUJ: More strife for Newsquest as four more NUJ centres vote to strike

NUJ members at Newsquest-owned titles in Blackburn, Bradford, Bolton and York have all voted for indsutrial action.

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 9 December 2010

Jon Slattery: 'You can slice the salami only so many times,' warns ex-Argus man

Former Brighton Argus deputy editor Frank le Duc explains the challenges facing regional publishers from new local competition

Posted by Joel Gunter on 22 November 2010

Brighton Argus: Twitter account and strike blog boost picket line protests

Striking journalists at the Newsquest-owned Brighton Argus gathered online support via the Twitter account @argus_strike and a blog throughout the action

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 19 November 2010

NUJ members ballot for strike at north-east Newsquest titles

NUJ members at the Darlington and Stockton Times, Durham Times and the Advertiser series, have unanimously passed a motion of no confidence in the chief executives of Newsquest and Newsquest's US parent company Gannett

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 17 November 2010

NUJ prepared to suspend BBC strikes after new talks offer

The second 48-hour BBC strike was planned for 15 and 16 November, but the broadcaster has offered the NUJ new talks in the ongoing pensions dispute

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 11 November 2010

#bbcstrike: What's going on at the BBC today?

The BBC strike as curated through Storify

Posted by Laura Oliver on 5 November 2010

BECTU members apply to NUJ in order to join BBC strikes

Activists from the media and entertainment union Bectu are applying to join the National Union of Journalists so they can take part in planned strike action at the BBC over pensions

Posted by Rachel Bartlett on 3 November 2010

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