Journalists working for Newsquest Bradford have followed their colleagues in York by voting to take industrial action over pay.
Members of the National Union of Journalists at the Bradford chapel, which includes the Telegraph and Argus, have been balloted for action after claims that management have imposed a pay freeze.
The chapel says a vote for action was taken because journalists have had their pay frozen for three out of the last four years.
Journalists at Newsquest York, which includes The Press, announced earlier this week that they would hold a mandatory chapel meeting tomorrow at 4pm because of their pay freeze.
Bradford father of chapel Bob Smith said: “The vote in favour of industrial action by members at Newsquest Bradford is an indication of the anger and frustration felt by journalists who have had their pay frozen for three of the past four years.
“The company locally made pre-tax profits of £1.87m last year, while group directors were rewarded with performance-related pay totalling £268,000 at a time when editorial bosses tell our company is not hitting financial targets.
“It’s time for Newsquest to stop punishing its staff and start investing in its most valuable asset: the journalists who create the content without which there is no business.”
The Bradford chapel has yet to decide what action it will take.
Chris Morley, NUJ Northern and Midlands organiser, added: “Newsquest is beginning to face a revolt among its staff who have been asked to accept a pay freeze while the company makes good profits and its American shareholders prosper.”
Managers at Newquest Bradford have yet to respond to requests for a comment.