A regional publisher which owns holiday homes for its staff to use has put one of them up for sale for £180,000.
It is understood the property, which overlooks the harbour, is one of two holiday homes owned by the publisher in the town for use by its staff.
The house is being advertised on Rightmove and is described as “an excellent, independent two storey residential unit, occupying a much favoured location on a popular harbour side development of leisure homes in the town of Porthmadog and enjoying far reaching panoramic views over the Dwyryd Estuary and harbour towards the Merioneth mountains.”
An MNA spokesman said: “The property in question is available for purchase. All enquiries should be directed to the estate agent Tom Parry & Co.”
The property advert can be viewed here.
The sale of the property comes after MNA scrapped its meal allowances for staff members, in a move which has been criticised by the National Union of Journalists.
It is understood around a quarter of staff at the publisher, including editorial, have been affected by the decision to axe the payments, which covered meal allowances for those on early shifts or night jobs.
NUJ Northern and Midlands organiser Chris Morley said: “People are very angry about it, not least because they work very long and intensive hours and while the meal allowances were not that large in financial terms on a day-to-day basis, they were seen as a small gesture to the large number of unsocial hours they work.
“They withdrew them under threat of dismissal. They said if they didn’t agree to sign away their rights, they would be dismissed and re-engaged on new contracts.
A consultation with staff about the meal allowances was held in the summer and the move to scrap them has now gone ahead.
The NUJ does not have recognition at the MNA but Chris said he is trying to secure talks about the long hours discovered there.
He said: “I did say I wanted to have a discussion with the company about the horrendous hours we have discovered. It is totally unsustainable.
“It is a safety issue because people are becoming exhausted and highly stressed due to the intensive demands placed on them. It is a massive problem.”
An MNA spokesman said: “Individual consultation on the meal allowances was completed in August. All the employees involved have agreed to the change.”