Union members were due to begin eight days of chapel meetings from Thursday.
Before the action was due to start, NUJ father of chapel Sam Southgate received a letter from management warning that the services of any staff late for work would not be required for that day.
He said: ‘They are trying to reduce the effectiveness of the action. This way they can get away without paying us for a day’s work. We are looking at all the options available to us. The meetings could last five minutes, an hour or a full day.’
Last month, NUJ members at the York Press and associated titles held a five-day strike. According to the NUJ, some 34 out of 58 editorial staff took part in
They are protesting at a pay offer of three per cent (with an additional half a per cent at management’s discretion).