Thursday, 9 June 2011

Salmond questions the 'extraordinary level of redundancy' planned at Record and Sunday Mail

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has questioned "the extraordinary level of redundancy" being considered at the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, where Trinity Mirror management has announced up to 90 redundancies among journalists.

Answering an emergency question at the Scottish Parliament, Salmond said: "It does seem an extraordinary level of redundancy that's been contemplated in the Record and Sunday Mail, and, although I haven't always seen eye-to-eye with the Record in terms of its editorial view, nonetheless it's a hugely important Scottish institution.

"The coverage it's able to give, and has given, to Scottish news and current affairs has been an important part of the fabric of Scotland."

NUJ officials are holding talks with Daily Record management representatives today about the redundancy plan.

Source: NUJ/BBC Scotland

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