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NUJ to rally against Trinity Mirror's Caernarfon office shutdown

9 April 2015

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has organised a public rally on Saturday 11 April on Turf Square, Caernarfon at 1pm. The rally has been organised to show opposition to regional newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror's proposed closure of the local newspaper office. The rally will bring together local journalists, politicians and members of the community in support of local NUJ members. 

Editorial staff at the Eastgate Street hub are vital to the production of the Daily Post, Caernarfon and Denbigh Herald, Holyhead and Anglesey Mail, Bangor and Anglesey Mail and Yr Herald Cymraeg.

There has been a newspaper office in Caernarfon since 1855 and closing it will be a blow to the town and local democracy.

The union is urging everyone who cares about local news in Wales to attend the rally this Saturday and help to put pressure on Trinity Mirror to convince the company to reverse the decision to close the Caernarfon office.

Things you can do to help:

  • Attend the rally on Saturday 11 April
  • Write to local politicians in Wales and ask them to support the campaign
  • Use social media including Twitter and Facebook to send messages of support, giving reasons why Trinity Mirror should not close the office, use the twitter hashtag #localNUJ
  • Write to Trinity Mirror and ask them not to close the local newspaper office
  • Send the NUJ a quote to say why you want your local papers to stay local. Email: campaigns@nuj.org.uk

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