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Yorkshire Post and Evening Post journalists to strike

12 February 2009

Journalists on the Yorkshire Post and Yorkshire Evening Post are to hold two four-day strikes over job cuts. NUJ members at the Leeds-based publisher voted overwhelmingly for action in a ballot after the company said three photographers faced compulsory redundancy.

The Johnston Press-owned titles are facing 18 job cuts in total. The first strike will start in a week's time.

The vote in the secret postal ballot was 109 for strike action – three against.

The joint chapels met this afternoon and decided to call two strikes – from Thursday 19 February to Sunday 22 February, and from Thursday 26 February to Sunday 1 March.

Chris Morley, NUJ Northern Regional Organiser, said:

"The Yorkshire Post and Evening Post chapels have given a lead to all NUJ members fighting against unnecessary and unworkable job cuts."

The strike also covers offices in Hull, Sheffield, Bradford, Wakefield, London, Harrogate, Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley, Scarborough and Northallerton

Johnston Press journalists in Derry are also balloting for industrial action.

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