Web Integration – Papers Hold Pay Talks, BBC Cuts Due This Week

Journalist-management talks over pay for multimedia reporting have stepped up at two national newspapers, with online cuts resulting from BBC newsroom integration also likely to come this week.

Guardian: After meetings with bosses on Tuesday, National Union of Journalists’ newspaper organiser Barry Fitzpatrick told Press Gazette “some progress” had been made at Guardian Unlimited, where the paper wants to increase the working week from 35 hours to 40, scrap a cap on continuous working of nine days in any fortnight and ask some staff to work across print and the web. It’s an attempt to move the website from 16-hour-a-day operation to 24/7, but staff want more than the 4.8 percent, inflation-only pay rise on offer; talks continue this Thursday. Fitzpatrick: