Reach – publishers of the Daily Record, Sunday Mail and Dumbarton Lennox Herald – this week offered a 3 per cent/£750 increase to journhalists, which was overwhelmingly rejected by 79 per cent of members in ballot results earlier this month. As the union was poised to go on strike last Friday (August 26), the employer, at the eleventh hour, proposed talks with the NUJ brokered by ACAS.
Following two days of negotiations over the bank holiday weekend, brokered by ACAS the arbitration service, talks between the NUJ and Reach have broken down with no deal.
Journalists at Reach – the group which includes the Daily Record, Sunday Mail, the Scottish Express and Star titles and regional papers, as well as the Daily Mirror – will be taking their first day of strike action tomorrow (Wednesday), 31st August.
Wear your badges, bring snacks and banners but most importantly, bring yourselves.
If you would like some company along to the picket line, we plan to meet outside the Jurys Inn on Jamaica Street from 0910, to walk along to Reach HQ – which is an approx 15 min walk.
If you would like any further info, please contact us by email.
We hope to see you there, in solidarity.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO SUPPORT THE STRIKE
Please share your messages on Twitter and Instagram using #NUJReachstrike, tagging @nujofficial and @nujGlasgow in your post. The NUJ will feature as many messages as possible on strike days. Use the logo at the top of this newsletter in your posts.
When members are on strike, they lose pay. This isn’t a decision that anyone takes lightly. Tomorrow will be the first day – and also September 13, 14 & 15 – when our members at Reach will be on strike. Losing pay on strike days can cause hardship to some. You can support our members who are on strike by donating to our hardship fund. https://www.nuj.org.uk/resource/reach-hardship-fund.html
Follow updates on NUJ Reach strikes here: https://www.nuj.org.uk/resource/take-action-on-pay.html