Mirror newspapers staff reject 1 per cent pay offer and seek better deal - Press Gazette

Mirror newspapers staff reject 1 per cent pay offer and seek better deal

Journalists at Trinity Mirror’s national newspaper titles have rejected a management pay offer of one per cent.

The officially recognised union at Mirror Group Newspapers, the BAJ, has asked for a pay rise of 5 per cent. The Consumer Price Index inflation figure currently stands at 1.2 per cent, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Some 80 per cent of staff who responded to a BAJ survey voted to reject the offer and negotiate for a better deal.

BAJ acting general secretary Matthew Myatt said in a note to staff: “The BAJ, on your behalf, will now request a formal meeting with management to communicate this result and ask for discussions to seek an improved offer.

“We expect these meetings to be challenging and protracted, but we now have a clear mandate from the group to hold fast to achieve a fair and reasonable pay increase that is reflective of current economic forecasts for the year.”

Trinity Mirror declined to comment.



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  1. It’s another sequel of brazen shamelessness of the BBC besides any excuse to absorb huge amount of tax payers’ money which is always disparate to their requirement. It’s always is for fat organisations pretending to innoculate its journalism against the pandemic fake news. That is not the only perils of the Internet and should not surprise anyone let alone the BBC. Nor should we expect or allowing the BBC to edit the Internet. That would be a disaster. They would be the first one to do it if it was realistic and possible but thank god it is not so.

    Let’s keep the media texts unedited as well as open, free and accessible to provide us with multi-perspectival views on life. We also need to be more media literate than we have ever been. The present era demands it. We cannot expect to have a regulated public sphere like we had in the analogue days, but at least we can protect ourselves by arming ourselves with a shield of the four Cs ie. critical, creative, communicative and collaborative against the sword of pretentious, tendentious reportage and unprofessional journalism albeit the likes of the BBC. This our shield from fake news and other negatives of the media.

    I don’t know when will the BBC wake up to the ground reality that PSB in their present form are in serious decline.

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