The NUJ has voted at the Guardian for a new contract which scraps from current 9-day-in-any-fortnight cap and increases working weekly hours from 35 to 40. The deal didn’t come cheap: the Guardian agreed to a 4.8% pay increase now and a further inflation-related on next April. And there are new securities covering redundancies, according to paidContent. However, the deal does now allow the firm to ask journalists to work for any part of the organisation, paving the way for the integration of the Guardian and Observer and allowing much more resource to be aligned to the web.
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