Talks halt strike ballot at Cambridge paper


NUJ members at the Cambridge Evening News have suspended an official ballot for industrial action over the way they claim to have been treated by management regarding planned redundancies at the paper.

According to the NUJ, members voted unanimously to hold a ballot on industrial action after management failed to discuss redundancies with members.

But on Friday afternoon, the NUJ announced that the strike vote had been halted and instead talks with management are to start on 5 June.

Up to 20 jobs could be cut at the Yattendon Investment Trust-owned paper, which employs 400 staff.

NUJ assistant organiser Don Mackglew said: "The CEN chapel is recognised and the terms of that recognition agreement clearly state that the company will consult with them fully over such matters.

"The chapel is pleased that the management has agreed to meet."

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