Thursday 12 February 2009

Post journalists vote for strike over job cuts

Journalists in Leeds working on the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post have voted for strike action over job cuts.
They are to hold two four-day strikes, the first will start in a week's time.
NUJ members on the two Johnston Press titles decided to hold a ballot after the company said three photographers faced compulsory redundancy. The union said today the vote in the secret postal ballot was 109 for strike action – three against.
Chris Morley, NUJ Northern regional organiser, said: “The Yorkshire Post and Evening Post chapels have given a lead to all NUJ members fighting against unnecessary and unworkable job cuts.”
The NUJ chapel at the Derry Journal, owned by Johnston Press, is also balloting for industrial action.

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