24 MPs back Early Day Motion in protest against Mirror redundancy plan

Labour MP Austin Mitchell has filed an Early Day Motion protesting against Trinity Mirror’s plans to axe more than 200 journalists from across the Daily and Sunday Mirror and The People newspapers.

The EDP expressed concern ‘about the lack of consultation and rushed timescale with little regard for the staff involved’while going on to attack the ‘excessive rewards given to Trinity Mirror chief executive Sly Bailey”.

The motion says MPs are ‘shocked to learn that, despite commitments to the contrary in March 2009, the Trinity Mirror newspaper group has announced 200 redundancies”. So far 24 MPs have backed the motion.

Press Gazette revealed this morning that union members working on titles in Trinity Mirror’s Mirror Group Newspaper subsidiary have agreed to strike in protest to the proposed cuts.

So far more than 350 people have joined a Save the Daily Mirror Facebook group.

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