Union Makes Uploading Agreement
NUJ representatives at a newspaper in Yorkshire have reached an agreement concerning the uploading of news content to the affiliated website.
Press Gazette reports that the chapel at The Press in York has agreed to a new arrangement whereby reporters will only be responsible for uploading material when the dedicated website team is out of the newsroom and during shift times.
Union members at the newspaper had previously organised a boycott of online content after the Newsquest-owned title had unveiled plans to train journalists and sub editors in uploading content.
"In other Newsquest centres subs are expected to upload the entire day's newspaper on to the website," said Sam Southgate, father of the chapel at The Press.
He added: "We had nine editorial redundancies last year and we are already pushed for staff.
"While we always stressed that we are keen to learn new skills which are useful to us as journalists and individuals, it shouldn't be a significant increase in workload without any benefits."