Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Johnston East Lancs staff vote on action

Journalists on Johnston Press’s titles in East Lancashire, covering Burnley, Nelson and Clitheroe are balloting for industrial action.
According to the NUJ, Johnston Press wants to restructure operations on the Burnley Express, Nelson Leader, and Clitheroe Advertiser - and has asked for voluntary redundancies.
Chris Morley, NUJ northern Organiser, said: “This is the second set of proposals management have put forward. The chapel are worried it could lead to compulsory redundancies and make it impossible to run the papers to an acceptable standard."
If the East Lancashire journalists vote in favour they could join colleagues at Yorkshire Post Newspapers in Leeds who have already taken thirteen days of action over compulsory redundancies and editorial quality.

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