NUJ attacks i’s ‘extreme hours’

The Independent has come under attack for forcing staff to work “extreme and unsustainable hours” on its 20p i paper.

Circulation is also believed to have almost halved since i’s launch two weeks ago, falling from approximately 180,000 to under 100,000. Those figures have been labelled “conjecture” by Independent chiefs.

But the NUJ accused Independent bosses of “reckless planning and execution of the project”, adding: “Members fully support the success of i. However, they are not prepared to put up with extreme hours becoming the norm.”

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 260 of Media Digest.




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