Scottish staff spared job cuts announcement at Trinity Mirror

STAFF at the Daily Record and Sunday Mail newspapers will be relatively relieved to hear they have been spared a further round of voluntary redundancies announced by the papers’ publisher.

Yesterday, it was being widely reported that Trinity Mirror was inviting applications for voluntary redundancy at its London-based titles, the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and The People.

But it was also being reported that the company’s Scottish titles, plus its regional ones, would be unaffected.

Only last week, industrial action by the National Union of Journalists was finally called off at the Daily Record/Sunday Mail after agreement on job cuts.

Earlier this month, Trinity Mirror announced the creation of editorial hubs (and the closure of some offices) across its network of local, Scottish and Universal, newspapers.

A company spokesperson is quoted in The Guardian, saying: “As a result of the continued challenging trading conditions, Trinity Mirror has announced a voluntary redundancy scheme open to all staff based at Canary Wharf [in London].”