Wednesday 24 December 2008

MP claims job cutting Trinity will make £25 million Liverpool Echo profit this year

Labour MP for Liverpool Walton Peter Kilfoyle has put down an Early Day Motion calling on Trinity Mirror to "halt the haemorrhaging of local jobs" at its newspapers in Liverpool.
The motion reads: "That this House is extremely concerned by the attritional reduction in jobs being made in Liverpool by Trinity Mirror; notes its current monopoly of the print media on Merseyside; understands that its flagship on Merseyside, the Liverpool Echo, is due to make a £25 million profit this year; further notes the company's reliance on local advertisers and local readers; and calls upon the company to join immediately with local hon. Members and their employees' trades union representatives to halt this haemorrhaging of local jobs."
Meanwhile, NUJ journalists at the North West Evening Mail in Barrow, part of the CN Group,
are holding a ballot on January 2 for industrial action over four job cuts which they fear will lead to increased hours for remaining staff.

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