Northcliffe plans 45 job cuts in Bristol
23 January 2009
Bristole News and Media has proposed cutting 45 jobs at the Western Daily Press and Evening Post in Bristol. The NUJ has condemned the plans, which were announced at 10am today.
Bristol News and Media, the local division of Northciffe, made profits of £7.5 million in 2007.
Tim Lezard, NUJ National Executive Council member for the South West of England and a former Western Daily Press reporter, said:
"These are cuts that don't need to be made.
"It's an example of Northcliffe's contempt for their readers, workers and advertisers.
"The company would rather bow to its boardroom than serve the community it has been an integral part of for 150 years."
Members of the NUJ chapel said they were staggered by the scale of the cuts. The chapel will meet on Monday.