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Trinity Mirror journalists in Newcastle vote to fight

28 November 2008

Journalists working for Trinity Mirror titles in Newcastle have voted 90 per cent in favour of industrial action in a secret ballot over job cuts. The NUJ members, who work for the Chronicle, Journal, Sunday Sun and associated weekly titles, are determined to stop compulsory redundancies.

Management want 23 posts to go, along with the closure of offices in North Shields and Durham.

Chris Morley, NUJ Northern Regional Organiser, said:

"The chapel are willing to talk about restructuring but do not want anyone to be forced out of a job.
"This ballot demonstrates the strength of feeling and gives us a mandate for action if anyone is threatened with compulsory redundancy."

The ballot, carried out independently, showed 85 percent in favour of strike action and 90 per cent for action short of a strike. The NUJ chapel meets again on Tuesday.

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