Thursday, 15 January 2009

Axe for 70 at Midlands newspaper group

HoldtheFrontPage reports today that aound 70 newspaper staff employed by the Midlands News Association, publisher of the Express & Star and Shropshire Star, are facing the prospect of compulsory redundancy after a proposal for voluntary job losses failed to get enough takers.
Last October, the Midlands News Association said it wanted to shed 135 jobs in a major restructuring operation.
HTFP says it is not clear at this stage how many journalists' jobs will be affected. The Express & Star is the country's biggest selling regional daily with an ABC in the first six months of last year of 137,948.

1 comment:

Thats News said...

A case of inept senior management, sadly.

Of course, those who made the blunders are not those getting the sack.