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Stalwart subs' jobs at risk as Telegraph moves production to the Press Association

28 March 2017

The Telegraph is to lay off its print sub-editors and will outsource the work to the Press Association in Howden, Yorkshire.

About 45 people are believed to be at risk; a small core of subs will be retained in London.

The cuts follow a cull of senior writers and picture desk staff last year.

The Telegraph is following the footsteps of the Mirror to Howden, which outsourced some of its subbing until the Press Association terminated the contract. Laura Davison, NUJ national organiser, said:

"This news will come as another body blow to Telegraph staff; many of those at risk will be long serving people who live and breathe the paper. Members will want to know why the management is prepared to take the risk of outsourcing subbing when other companies have tried it and the track record is one of abject failure.
"It also concerning what affect the cuts will have on the on digital operation. Subs work across print and digital and their contribution is essential to the papers efforts in this regard. We will use the consultation process to urge the paper to reconsider and keep jobs in house."

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