Newsquest chapels at Brighton and Southampton start strike blogs

Journalists working for Newsquest in Southampton and Brighton have started separate blogs detailing their on-going wrangles with local management (hat tip: Greenslade).

Members of the National Union of Journalists at each Newsquest centre are currently engaged in strike action with their parent company – the core issue is a pay freeze which has been in place for more than two-and-a-half years.

The Brighton Argus blog indicated yesterday that local management has ruled out entering into pay negotiations and ‘regards the loss of sub-editors’ jobs to Southampton as ‘irreversible'”. (here’s the Southampton blog)

Journalists in Brighton had been fighting job losses that were proposed as a result of a planned more of its subbing operation to Southampton.

Last week, Newsquest Oxford became the first to indicate its willingness to ballot on a possible nationwide walkout.

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