NUJ members at the Independent and Independent on Sunday have voted in favour of taking industrial action over redundancies.
In a postal ballot members voted by 64 per cent in favour of strike action and by 80 per cent in favour of action short of a strike, the union said today. The action will take the form of a mandatory NUJ chapel meeting next Friday (6 March) between 5pm to 7pm.
The dispute is over plans by the company to impose compulsory redundancies. The union says the company has rejected requests by a number of staff to leave voluntarily and says it is also concerned about "a lack of strategic vision for the future of the newspapers".