Friday, 30 July 2010

MEN: 'Profits up so why are we getting the sack?'

Staff facing redundancy at Trinity Mirror's 23 Manchester Evening News titles reacted with despair at the company's continued plans to sack up to 10 staff, despite a 25% hike in profits to almost £62m, according to MEN Media NUJ chapel officers.
They have issued a statement following Trinity Mirror's interim financial results yesterday noting that they included "an acknowledgement of the great financial contribution already being made by the recently-acquired MEN Media" and said it "leaves us even more baffled and angry that we are currently in the process of shedding up to 10 more journalists' jobs on top of the 78 axed last year.
"Over the past few years, journalists at the Manchester Evening News and weekly newspapers have seen that when business is good, management cuts our jobs, when business is bad, management cuts our jobs and when business is improving, management cuts our jobs.
"Different management, same philosophy."

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