Monday 29 December 2008

New Year to start with industrial action at Newsquest North East over job cuts and pay

Journalists employed by Newsquest North East are to start the New Year by taking industrial action on three consecutive days in protest at job cuts and a pay freeze, the NUJ said today.
The NUJ chapel at the Darlington-based company, which publishes the Northern Echo, the Darlington and Stockton Times, the Durham Times and the Advertiser series of free papers, voted 90 percent for industrial action in a secret ballot, the union said.
The journalists plan to hold mandatory union meetings at noon on Monday 5 January, Tuesday 6 January, and Wednesday 7 January. Around 100 editorial staff are employed by Newsquest North East.
On 5 January journalists at the Newsquest centre in York will receive the results of their ballots for industrial action over similar issues.

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