NUJ members at Trinity Mirror's Media Wales have agreed to hold a strike ballot following the company's failure to guarantee that there will be no compulsory redundancies in a plan to cut 13.2 jobs announced this afternoon. Media Wales publishes the Western Mail, South Wales Echo, Wales on Sunday and the Celtic series of weekly papers. It has today been served with a legal notice that 123 NUJ members based in its Cardiff headquarters and district offices will have strike ballot papers sent to them on October 1.
The company has also announced its intention to close the Neath and Port Talbot Guardian paid-for weeklies on October 1.
Martin Shipton, NUJ FoC at Media Wales, said: "Although we have been briefed fully about the financial position of the company and the group, we are determined that no NUJ member should be made compulsorily redundant as a result of these cuts. We expect the company to ensure that will be the outcome."
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