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Leeds strikers take local media message on tour

1 April 2009

Striking Yorkshire journalists are touring London media workplaces this week to put the case for defending regional journalism and to drum up solidarity.

Over 140 journalists at the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post, owned by Johnston Press, are in the forefront of the union's campaign to stop the assault on jobs in the industry.

They have taken 13 days of industrial action so far, and are appealing to journalists across the country to get behind their dispute.

Richard Edwards, senior reporter on the Yorkshire Evening Post, will be in London on Wednesday to speak to journalists at the BBC, the Financial Times and the Guardian. He will also address an open meeting at the NUJ's headquarters on Gray's Inn Road at 6.30pm.

Pete Lazenby, Father of the Yorkshire Evening Post Chapel, will arrive on Thursday to address journalists at the Telegraph and Express & Star. He will later address a "Defend Jobs, Defend Education" rally together with members of the UCU, NUT, RMT and PCS unions.

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