We will vote on action again: Jeremy Dear

NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear has today written to members at Johnston Press to tell them the dispute with bosses remains very much on.
The move comes after JP lawyers forced the union to call off a strike on Wednesday.
The company successfully argued that it did not employ any journalists – saying they are instead employed by subsidiaries.
Today Mr Dear wrote: ‘The NUJ has been forced to call off Wednesday’s strike action.
‘Incredibly Johnston Press ran to the High Court on Friday afternoon to block the planned action, arguing that they don’t employ any journalists.’
He added: ‘Johnston Press made this claim, despite making group-wide decisions on the recent pay freeze, pensions, and employment terms and conditions’.
Mr Dear concluded that the NUJ will re-ballot it’s members in each individual centre, as well as those in Scotland after JP refused to rule out compulsary job cuts.
The dispute centres around the company’s new ATEX content management system and concerns over pay.

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