Thursday 27 August 2009

Up to 30 job cuts predicted at Metro

Associated Newspapers’ national free Metro is planning to make up to 30 redundancies on its regional arts and entertainment sections, according to paidContent:UK.
It says the company is cut its Metro Life sections - the regionalised arts, entertainment and food pages produced by journalists at Metro’s offices in Manchester, Glasgow, Newcastle, Birmingham and Bristol.
PaidContent:UK reports: "We understand that all regional staff have been called to compulsory meetings in London, Manchester and Glasgow on Thursday afternoon to discuss their fate and formally begin a consultation process." A spokeswoman for parent company DMGT declined to comment to paidContent:UK.
The cuts at Metro follow the decision by News International to close its free thelondonpaper.

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