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.
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