Johnston announce end to pay freeze

Staff across Johnston Press today received a memo informing them that improved trading conditions across the group mean the company’s pay freeze is coming to an end.

Although the latest six month freeze, imposed at the start of the year, will remain in place this means journalists could be looking at a pay rise by June.

But according to The Blog’s sources within Johnston Press the move hasn’t had quite the moral boosting effect managers might have expected.

One wag told us: “Good timing, eh? Right before we have to vote on strike action. Put it this way, I won’t be changing my mind.”

State of Play: Light at the end of the tunnel or cynical ploy? You decide…

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