Pink’un not now going dark

To update the story in the printed Freelance - on 15 February, after seven months of conflict at the Financial Times, including two threats of strike action, NUJ members have voted to accept re-negotiated pension terms following an improved offer from management at Acas, the conciliation service.

So there won't now be a strike.

A detailed report is at www.nuj.org.uk/news/ft-staff-vote-to-accept-new-pensions-offer/

The background: Journalists at the Financial Times voted on 26 January in favour of a 24-hour strike over what they call a "pensions robbery" by new owners Nikkei.

As ever, the FT Chapel (the Union's unit of workplace-based organisation there) would have appreciated it if freelances engaged to work on any strike days found themselves unavailable. Anyone suffering hardship as a result of being unavailable should contact the Chapel involved.

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