Telegraph staff vote for strike action

Telegraph journalists have voted to go on a three-day strike. The NUJ chapel met today and decided to go ahead with strike action after an official ballot – which concluded last week – found 76 per cent of NUJ members who voted had said yes to possible strike action.

The strike is in protest at 54 compulsory redundancies and at changes to work practices associated with the move to Victoria and the creation of a 24-hour multimedia newsroom.

Staff are understood to be particularly concerned at the imposition of Saturday working for all sub-editors and early morning starts for reporters.

The strike will start on November 14 and all NUJ members will be obliged to take part.

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