Friday, 16 January 2009

Tony Benn on menu in Financial Times canteen for journalists' day of action

Former Labour cabinet minister Tony Benn will address a meeting of journalists in the canteen at the Financial Times as part of a day of action next week against proposed compulsory redundancies on the paper.
Management want to axe 20 editorial jobs but only eleven volunteers have come forward, according to the NUJ which is organising the day of action on Thursday January 22. NUJ members at the paper will wear stickers opposing the job losses and pledging support for the union’s 'Stand Up for Journalism' campaign.
The union claims to have seen a secret management document called "CCC" for "create-craft-complete" which would involve further job cuts. FT journalists have dubbed it “Cut-Cut-Cut”.

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