NUJ concern at Mediahuis redundancies

  • 23 Jan 2024

Séamus Dooley, NUJ Irish secretary, expresses “grave concern” over redundancy implications for staff and publications within the group.

Reacting to the announcement of redundancies, Dooley said:

“There was no prior consultation with the NUJ on the proposed redundancies and we have already sought engagement with the company.  The loss of up to 30 editorial posts would have serious implications in an organisation where editorial staff has already been reduced.  We note the commitment to voluntary redundancies but are also concerned that compulsory redundancies have not been ruled out at this stage. 

“The future of media organisations will not be secured through diminution in editorial resources. We need urgent clarification on where the axe is likely to fall and are mindful of the fact that these redundancies are proposed in an exceptionally busy year for news.

The NUJ will be consulting with our officers at Mediahuis in the coming days and with our members throughout the company.”

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