The National Union of Journalists has postponed tomorrow’s (Friday 26 August) strike action at Reach Plc and accepted a proposal by the company to enter into immediate negotiations under the auspices of ACAS with a view to achieving a negotiated settlement.
The decision to postpone the one-day strike action was agreed by the Reach Plc chapel representatives from across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland this evening. In the event of negotiations not reaching a successful conclusion the NUJ’s strike action planned for Wednesday next, will go ahead.
Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary said: “The NUJ served industrial action because of the company’s failure to engage in meaningful negotiations with the NUJ. The overwhelming vote for industrial action reflected the strong views of our members. We welcome the invitation to talks and both sides will enter into the process of negotiations in good faith and with a sense of urgency. The NUJ is committed to achieving a fair outcome.”
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