Fri, 18/02/2011 - 08:15
Publishing staff at Cambridge University Press (CUP) have voted to reject a pay increase of 2%.
The proposed pay increase, which CUP has described as reasonable and in line with other pay settlements, has led the Unite union to accuse CUP of using the economic downturn to boost profits.
Unite regional officer Steve Ireland...
Tue, 12/10/2010 - 15:48
Trade union Unite has threatened further action against Oxford University Press after 90 staff held a one day strike today (Tuesday) in a row over pay.
Staff at the Corby warehouse walked out at 6am this morning. The union is unhappy over a 2% increase in pay to staff, demanding a 4.2% pay rise from the academic publisher. Unite claims...
Tue, 27/10/2009 - 06:57
Chambers Harrap remaining in Edinburgh as part of Hachette UK is "finally completely out of the question", after staff at the firm were yesterday (26th) offered "an enhanced settlement" by its parent company in anticipation of reaching a conclusion this week over the proposed closure of its Edinburgh base.
Mon, 13/07/2009 - 06:06
The National Union of Journalists and the Unite union are to meet with Penguin bosses this week "seeking reassurances" from the publisher after it announced last Monday (6th July) that it plans to cut 100 jobs from its London offices in the Strand. The NUJ said its editorial workers based at Penguin wanted the company to look for...
Thu, 07/05/2009 - 14:07
Unite has said that it is "confident" that Cambridge Printing Services (CPS) will continue to print books and journals even with a smaller workforce, after 48 redundancies were announced last week.
After initial fears that 133 roles may be made redundant, management at Cambridge University Press announced on 1st May that only...
Tue, 05/05/2009 - 06:50
The 90-day consulation period between Cambridge University Press, its staff and Unite the union, has resulted in nearly two-thirds of the positions being saved from redundancy. In January it was announced that as many as 133 people were facing redundancy: however, CUP said today (1st May) that the final number expected to go immediately would...
Wed, 25/03/2009 - 14:58
The number of jobs cut at Cambridge University Press (CUP) could be halved after talks were held between the union Unite and CUP this week. The company had previously said that 119 positions could be made redundant; however an update released by CUP said that "as many as nearly half of the 119 or so previously threatened positions may be...
Fri, 23/01/2009 - 09:00
Unite, the UK's largest trade union, has expressed its "shock" at the announcement of 133 job losses at Cambridge University Press.
The redundancies will mean that eight out of 10 jobs at the printing division will be made redundant. Ann Field, national officer, said: "It is appalling that after a rich history spanning...