Consultation on the latest round of redundancies and restructuring at The Scotsman titles has started with constructive engagement between the union and editors.
A number of changes to the editorial operation were discussed at a frank meeting in Johnston Press offices in Orchard Brae House in Edinburgh. The plans drawn up by the editors are aimed at relieving pressure on staff remaining after around a dozen jobs go. The proposals which include stricter use of templates in production and reduction in some pagination will go to the union and chapel officers for further consultation this week and next.
However while talks were largely positive the union has called on senior JP management to put in place improvements to the redundancy package through the inclusion of PILON and training support.