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NUJ ‘saddened’ by the last Post in Liverpool

19 December 2013

As the final edition of Liverpool Post is published, the union and its members mark the last Post after 158 years.

Trinity Mirror has announced that the paper, formerly the Liverpool Daily Post before it went weekly in January 2012, will be printed for the last time on Friday 19 December.

The Trinity Mirror Merseyside NUJ chapel said:

"The loss of the Post diminishes Liverpool as a leading press centre. We are deeply saddened to see the closure of a title with a proud history of campaigning journalism. We welcome the news that there will be no compulsory redundancies and are now working to make sure that all staff are given suitable roles on the Echo."

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, said:

"The closure of the Liverpool Post is a sad ending for a paper that served its city so well for so long, serving up the kind of journalism that communities need. Its demise underlines why the NUJ is so concerned about the - in this case fatal - consequences of turning vibrant daily titles into weekly papers with scant resources and support."

Chris Morley, Northern and Midlands Organiser, said:

"The demise of The Post was sadly all too predictable given the strangulation of resources and lack of conviction by the company in its future. The closure was a self-fulfilling prophecy from the time it was turned from a flagship daily to a weekly publication. The resulting lack of profile and support for the title led inexorably one way – this is a sobering message to all newspaper publishers and must not be repeated among the remaining print titles in not just Trinity Mirror, but throughout the newspaper industry."

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