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Newsquest Oxfordshire NUJ to ballot for strike

2 December 2010

The Newsquest Oxfordshire NUJ chapel has voted to ballot members over taking strike action. The action would be in protest over Newsquest's three-year pay freeze and the company's on-going failure to confirm whether staff will receive a pay rise next year.

Newsquest Oxfordshire publishes the Oxford Mail, The Oxford Times, Banbury Cake, Bicester Advertiser, Oxford Star, Herald Series and Witney Gazette.

Newsquest is also facing strikes by NUJ members at Southampton and Brighton next week on Tuesday 7 December and Wednesday 8 December.

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ Deputy General Secretary said:

"There is a real determination amongst members to work together to put collective pressure on the company. NUJ members at Newsquest have the entire union supporting them in the fight to put journalism before profit. Our strength is in our support for each other as trade union members and I'm pleased the Oxfordshire chapel will be balloting for action"

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