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Observer saved – NUJ seeks more reassurances

17 September 2009

Guardian Media has announced that it is saving The Observer as a Sunday title. The NUJ has asked for more reassurances after Guardian Media said that more job cuts are inevitable.

Jeremy Dear, NUJ General secretary, said:

“We welcome the commitment to retain the Observer as a distinctive title with its own editorial autonomy.
“But we want to see plans which give the paper the resources it needs for a viable future and we want reassurances about staffing levels. Without reassurances, our campaign to defend the paper and its journalists goes on.”

NUJ members at Guardian Media have been battling against proposals to close the paper.

A Stand Up for the Observer public meeting will go ahead next week fronted by Peep Show star, comedian and columnist David Mitchell.

The event, which also features Donald Trelford, former Observer editor, will take place in the Friends Meeting House, Euston Road, London, at 7pm on Monday 21 September.

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