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Trinity Mirror seeks redundancies at Scottish division

The Scottish arm of publisher Trinity Mirror is seeking an undisclosed number of voluntary redundancies as it seeks to “reposition” the business.

Media Scotland says it needs to restructure its business to take advantage of digital growth.

However the National Union of Journalists has voiced concern at the move, saying journailsts are already “overstretched.”

It is holding a chapel meeting this afternoon at Media Scotland’s two biggest titles, the Daily Record and Sunday Mail.

A Media Scotland spokesman said: “Media Scotland has the country’s biggest combined print and digital audience.

“While print circulations and advertising revenues are declining, we are seeing positive growth in digital. We need to restructure our business so we can invest and take advantage of that growth.

“I am keen to ensure this is done in the most open way possible so today we are announcing a voluntary severance scheme which will allow those who wish to apply the opportunity to request to leave their employment on enhanced terms.”

The company has declined to put a figure on the number of redundancies sought.

NUJ Scotland tweeted: “Chapel meeting today at Record & Sunday Mail as concerns grow over latest redundancy trawl. Journalists already overstretched.”

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  • March 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    “We are pleased to announce that the company is holding consultations with a view to repositioning the company – with most of the editorial staff repositioned outside the building.”

    “Focus resources, free up remaining journalists, better able to serve our readers and advertisers, continuing tough economic conditions, digital revenue stream… blah, blah, blah!”

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