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NUJ Release: Guardian must consult NUJ over pay freeze

February 16th, 2009 | No Comments | Posted by in Journalism, Media releases, Newspapers

Following Friday’s NUJ meeting at the Guardian, which confirmed a pay freeze for 2009, the National Union of Journalists has released a statement reminding managers at the Guardian Media Group that they are obliged to enter negotiations with the union.

“It has been reported that management are not open to consultation on the pay freeze, but under the union’s agreements with the company consultation must take place.

“The company has stated that the economic downturn means it can’t afford to increase salaries this year. It has also announced that most executive bonuses won’t be paid.”

Full release at this link…

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Photography:

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Blogs:

Breaking news:

Social Media:

Microblogging:

Mapping:

Video:

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Timelines:

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Campaigns / Aid:

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