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A look at the problems caused in industrial relations at the Daily Record when it changed premises.
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Module code and title: P881, Industrial relations
Item code: P881; 06
First transmission date: 28-03-1976
Published: 1976
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Duration: 00:24:00
Note: Also used for PT281
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Producer: Roger Penfound
Contributors: Hamish Archibald; Douglas Nisbet Smith; Fred Smith; Ed Rhodes; Jack Spence; Ian McFarlane; George Lambie; David Emerson; James Nicol; Joseph, Hutchinson, Roy Noble
Publisher: BBC Open University
Keyword(s): Industrial relations; Printing techniques; Retraining; Scottish Daily Record; Technological innovation
Footage description: A brief history of the Scottish Daily Record is given, with the main reasons for moving to a new site. Shots of printing presses. Various local union leaders look at the inter union problems caused by the introduction of new techniques, and the need for interchangeability on the presses. The agreement between the SGA and NATSOPA is described. More reactions to the manning agreement are given, both from management and unions, including views on how the arrangement was worked out. A further technical change in typesetting procedures is described, involving computerisation. Shots of typesetting machinery. The difficulties of operating interchangeability between compositors and operators are described including problems over wage differentials. A discussion on wages within the Record leads on to description of a dispute with SLADE and the NGA over job jurisdiction in a particular area. Final comments are given on the manner in which the transfer to new offices was carried through.
Master spool number: 6HT/71853
Production number: 00525_2256
Videofinder number: 1279
Available to public: no