MEN behaving badly
Well over half of the journalists at the Manchester Evening
News have submitted individual grievances because of the paperís plans to
launch a morning edition.
Management want to produce the new breakfast-time paper with no extra staff
or resources. NUJ members feel their contracts are being breached by having
to work new shift patterns and more anti-social shifts, by being given extra
responsibilities, and by facing the prospect of shifts without the breaks
required under the Working Time Regulations.
There could now be well over 50 individual grievance hearings and the
same number of appeals.
The Manchester Evening News, part of Guardian Media, is owned
by the Scott Trust which is supposed to uphold liberal traditions.
Please email protests to Alan Rusbridger, the editor of the Guardian
and a member of the Scott Trust. Ask him why a supposedly liberal organisation
is forcing its journalists to work harder and do more anti-social hours without
any extra payment or support. Heís on firstname.lastname@example.org
The MEN journalists believe the company should take on more
staff. So if you would like to work for the paper - either staff or
freelance - now is a good time to send a cv to the editor email@example.com
Send a message of support to the aggrieved journalistsí mother of chapel
Judy Gordon on firstname.lastname@example.org