Gazette journalists to stage protest in Dublin
26 May 2015
The NUJ chapel at Gazette Group Newspapers in Dublin is staging a lunchtime protest on Wednesday 27 May after reaching breaking point with the company.
The journalists have suffered pay cuts and unilateral changes to the way they are paid. Since late 2014 the company has paid them twice a month instead of in one payment. This has created major problems for journalists paying their monthly bills.
Now the company is relocating from the city centre to Dundrum, which means extra travel costs. The company has so far refused to pay relocation costs or acknowledge the added hardship to workers who have made major sacrifices to ensure the viability of the company.
Ian McGuinness, NUJ assistant organiser, said:
"Our members have done everything they can to help the company through some difficult years. Now they have decided enough is enough and believe a protest is the only way to get their message across at this point. The method of payment and relocation cost must be addressed. If the company doesn’t respond positively and deal with our members’ grievances, this protest may not be the last."
The union is calling on members to show solidarity with their colleagues by turning up at the protest, which will take place from 1.00 – 2.00 pm at Clarendon House, 39 Clarendon Street in Dublin 2.
Gazette Group Newspapers publishes a series of local newspapers in Dublin city and environs.