NUJ warns of damage from Express Newspapers cost-cutting
30 March 2012
Northern & Shell management met workplace NUJ representatives for a second time on Wednesday 28 March. The union asked for more details from management about who would be at risk and how the titles would function if the cuts were made.
The detail of management plans were disappointingly vague in response to specific questions from staff.
The next chapel meeting is before the end of the week and there are plans for further discussions with management.
Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary said:
"We are not surprised by Richard Desmond's greedy cuts for profit strategy. Desmond does not care for media jobs or quality journalism. Our industry needs investment and growth – not media barons like Richard Desmond who use the media to fill their own pockets and take away people's livelihoods."