Trinity Mirror and Northcliffe to cut more jobs
23 February 2009
A hundred journalist jobs have been put under threat today by announcements in Glasgow and the East Midlands of England.
Trinity Mirror say they want to cut 70 jobs by combining production at the Daily Record and Sunday Mail. Northcliffe want to merge subbing at the Leicester Mercury, Derby Telegraph and the Nottingham Evening Post – with the loss of thirty jobs.
The NUJ is recognised in Glasgow and in Leicester, so the union's chapels have to be consulted as part of the redundancy process.
Chris Morley, NUJ Organiser for the North of England, said of the Northcliffe cuts:
"The establishment of a news factory in Nottingham demonstrates a total lack of commitment to local journalism.
"The area to be covered is enormous – from Market Harborough in the south to the edge of Sheffield in the north. Local knowledge will go out of the window."
Paul Holleran, the NUJ's Scottish Organiser, has been in meetings at Trinity Mirror in Glasgow today.