The National Union of Journalists says that it has “reluctantly accepted” a pay offer of £591 across the board for staff at the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post.

This will be effective from July 1st.

Members of the union remain angry, saying that it still works out as a “real-terms pay cut”. This they argue is because salaries have fallen by 15% since 2008, while they’ve had to take on extra responsibility.

“Continuing to rip-off employees  will ultimately damage the newspapers and digital products and further weaken the prospects of Johnston Press making a recovery. The chapel gives notice of its intention to use all means necessary, including legal action to pursue the company over realistic and reasonable rewards for staff,” read a statement from the joint Yorkshire Post/Yorkshire Evening Post chapel.