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The chapel has expressed its shock and concern over staff mental well-being following the company's announcement of job cuts.
The directors and shareholders of Reach, publisher of titles including The Mirror, Daily Star, Daily Record, Manchester Evening News, Irish Daily Mirror and Liverpool Echo, have been told it needs a radical rethinking of its business strategy in a letter from the National Union of Journalists.
The union’s Newspaper and Agencies Industrial Council has called the move a ‘cynical attempt to undermine and destabilise staff.’
The union has learned of new plans by the publisher to place 420 jobs at risk of redundancy as part of company efforts to cut costs.
The Reach Group Chapel has passed a motion highlighting the anger and frustration from journalists at the company, following proposed job cuts in editorial posts.
“The decision to end the BBC Radio Foyle Breakfast Show and to end regional news bulletins is a betray of the people of Northern Ireland”. Séamus Dooley, NUJ assistant general secretary.
The corporation says the aim is to better serve the audience by becoming less London-centric.
The chapel has achieved significant outcomes over the last few months.
NUJ pledges do all it can to defend public service broadcasting and protect members’ jobs from cuts and politically-motivated attacks.