Newsquest York journalists seal pay deal

National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members at Newsquest’s The Press and Gazette & Herald in York have accepted a three per cent salary rise – the result of long-term negotiations and industrial action at the titles.

In May NUJ members at Newsquest York staged a five-day strike over the proposed three per cent pay increase.

According to a release from the NUJ, the pay deal will be backdated to January and includes a 17 per cent increase for new trainees and a 13 per cent rise for specialist reporters.

Negotiations about 2009 salaries have been brought forward and are expected to begin shortly, the union said.

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