Thursday 14 April 2011

Southern Daily Echo FoC facing redundancy

The NUJ FoC at the Newsquest-owned Southern Daily Echo in Southampton, Simon Straker, the paper's deputy sports editor, is understood to be one of the staff selected for redundancy.

Straker, who led the chapel during a series of strikes which ended with journalists getting a pay rise, is said to be going through the paper's appeal process over the redundancy.

A ballot on industrial action over staff cuts is currently taking place at the Echo and the result should be declared next Monday.

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