Daily Record and Sunday Mail to be hit by ‘work to rule’

JOURNALISTS at the Daily Record and Sunday Mail are, from next Friday, to work only what is required of them by contract – ignoring any pleas to work through their breaks, or put in extra hours, because of any under-staffing.

It follows a mass meeting of National Union of Journalists members, held yesterday, where all but two of the 130 people present agreed to a ‘work to rule’.

The meeting follows a breakdown in talks between the NUJ and the papers’ management in the wake of a ballot of NUJ members for industrial action amid concerns of under-staffing.

Says the NUJ’s Scottish Organiser, Paul Holleran: “The feeling of the meeting was that people were not prepared to be ‘walked all over’.”