Statement from Penguin Random House, NUJ and Unite

Wednesday 21 December 2016

On 19 September we reported about Penguin Random House terminating its collective agreement with unions on Friday 16 December after talks aimed at protecting staff redundancy terms broke down.

The National Union of Journalists and Unite have today released a statement to updated on the situation in London, as follows

Statement from Tom Weldon, Penguin Random House UK, Fiona Swarbrick, National Union of Journalists, and Louisa Bull, Unite

“Penguin Random House UK, Unite and the NUJ held a positive meeting today (Wednesday 21 December) at which all parties agreed to continue talks with the aim of securing a new collective agreement for the combined Penguin Random House UK business.

“While some elements of the agreement in discussion are yet to be finalised and agreed upon, we are pleased to be working together to resolve these final points and come to a mutually acceptable position.”


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