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Herald of resistance

THE GLASGOW Herald-Times newspaper group faces the prospect of further industrial action, following attempts to force through changes in the working conditions of staff and freelance photographers at the  Herald and the Evening Times. Owner Newsquest's proposals for a new freelance contract refer to "multimedia content", propose the scrapping of repro payments for second uses of pictures, and would allow the publisher to use commissioned work across all its websites and electronic editions for a nominal rise in the the shift rate. For a discussion of how photographers have come together to resist these proposals, see below, imminently.

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