Friday, 7 January 2011

NUJ strikers in demo outside Newsquest HQ

Striking Newsquest journalists demonstrated outside the company's headquarters in Weybridge, Surrey, today.

NUJ members took strike action this week at Newsquest centres in Southampton, Brighton and Darlington over a pay freeze and job losses.

At the Weybridge demonstration, NUJ deputy general secretary Michelle Stanistreet said: “We’re bringing this long-running dispute to the doorstep of Newsquest chief executive Paul Davidson, the man who has refused every attempt by the NUJ to resolve the issues through negotiation and the ACAS conciliation service.

“We want the people of Weybridge to know that a company based in their town is destroying proper local journalism in many places across the UK. We think Newsquest shareholders also need to recognise that the group’s refusal to talk is endangering their long-term interests, because journalists are very angry and they want justice."

Pic: Argus NUJ

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