• Short Summary

    THE MANAGEMENT OF THE TIMES NEWSPAPER GROUP MET IN LONDON TODAY (24/8) TO DECIDE THEIR NEXT MOVE ON THE FUTURE OF THE TIMES. THEY HAVE BEFORE THEM A LETTER FROM JOURNALISTS SETTING OUT THEIR CONDITIONS FOR THE OPENING OF FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS. THE TIMES, BRITAIN'S OLDEST DAILY NEWSPAPER, STOPPED PUBLICATION FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A YEAR ON FRIDAY WHEN JOURNALISTS STRUCK FOR A 21 PERCENT PAY RISE. THE AMOUNT OF THE RISE WAS DECIDED BY THE INDEPENDENT ARBITRATION SERVICE, BUT MANAGEMENT HAVE NOW SAID THEY CAN'T AFFORD THAT AMOUNT, AND MADE AN 18 PERCENT OFFER, WHICH JOURNALISTS HAVE REFUSED TO ACCEPT. FOLLOWING AN 11 MONTH STRIKE BY PRINTING UNIONS LAST YEAR THE TIMES IS FACING LOSSES OF 10 MILLION POUNDS (23 MILLION DOLLARS) STERLING, THIS YEAR. MANAGEMENT HAS THREATENED THE CLOSURE OF THE PAPER IF JOURNALISTS PERSIST WITH THEIR CLAIM

  • Description

    TIMES BUILDING BEING PICKETED BY JOURNALISTS: MANAGEMENT ARRIVING FOR MEETING.





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    THIS REPORT BY CHRISTOPHER POWELL

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE MANAGEMENT OF THE TIMES NEWSPAPER GROUP MET IN LONDON TODAY (24/8) TO DECIDE THEIR NEXT MOVE ON THE FUTURE OF THE TIMES. THEY HAVE BEFORE THEM A LETTER FROM JOURNALISTS SETTING OUT THEIR CONDITIONS FOR THE OPENING OF FURTHER NEGOTIATIONS. THE TIMES, BRITAIN'S OLDEST DAILY NEWSPAPER, STOPPED PUBLICATION FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A YEAR ON FRIDAY WHEN JOURNALISTS STRUCK FOR A 21 PERCENT PAY RISE. THE AMOUNT OF THE RISE WAS DECIDED BY THE INDEPENDENT ARBITRATION SERVICE, BUT MANAGEMENT HAVE NOW SAID THEY CAN'T AFFORD THAT AMOUNT, AND MADE AN 18 PERCENT OFFER, WHICH JOURNALISTS HAVE REFUSED TO ACCEPT. FOLLOWING AN 11 MONTH STRIKE BY PRINTING UNIONS LAST YEAR THE TIMES IS FACING LOSSES OF 10 MILLION POUNDS (23 MILLION DOLLARS) STERLING, THIS YEAR. MANAGEMENT HAS THREATENED THE CLOSURE OF THE PAPER IF JOURNALISTS PERSIST WITH THEIR CLAIM

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5P8EWES45L5CKPARROFXNMA86
    Media URN:
    VLVA5P8EWES45L5CKPARROFXNMA86
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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