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Johnston Press journalists in East Lancs vote to strike

7 April 2009

NUJ members working for Johnston Press in East Lancashire have voted massively in favour of industrial action to fight job cuts and a reorganisation.

Journalists on the Burnley Express, Clitheroe Advertiser and Nelson Leader voted 90 percent in favour strike action and 100 percent for action short of a strike In a secret ballot.

Management want to restructure the way they manage all their papers and websites across the north west of England.

Chris Morley, NUJ Northern Organiser, said:

"This is a very solid result. The chapel will not accept anything less than a proper negotiated agreement on the future of their titles and no compulsory redundancies."

Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary, said:

"This is a magnificent show of strength by a chapel that only won union recognition a few months ago.
"The NUJ is right behind them in their fight to save jobs and keep these papers and websites close to their local communities."

Journalists at Johnston Press in Leeds, Trinity Mirror in Glasgow and Newsquest in York are already taking industrial action against redundancies.

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