Friday 20 February 2009

Four more jobs to go at Newsquest York

The NUJ says it was told this afternoon that four more jobs are to go at the Newsquest-owned daily The Press in York.
According to the union, Newsquest management announced the cuts in a staff meeting at 2.45pm today.
In a statement, joint Fathers of Chapel Tony Kelly and Gavin Aitchison said: "The Press and its journalists have been battered by repeated and callous cuts in recent years, placing serious strain on our ability to serve the people of York, North Yorkshire and East Yorkshire.
"Today's announcement is a further body-blow to local journalism in our region. We have no faith whatsoever in Newsquest's commitment to quality journalism, nor its ability to deliver it."
The York chapel has already given notice of industrial action on every weekday between now and March 30.

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