Johnston Press journalists in Lancashire vote for strike

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NUJ members employed by Johnston Press in east Lancashire have voted in favour of industrial action over the company’s growing job losses and possible merger plans .

Journalists from the Burnley Express, Clitheroe Advertiser and Nelson Leader voted 90 percent for strike action, and 100 percent for action short of a strike. The chapel only won recognition from the union a few months ago.

The NUJ say that management want to restructure the way they manage all their papers and websites across the north west of England.

Chris Morley, NUJ Northern Organiser, said: “This is a very solid result. The chapel will not accept anything less than a proper negotiated agreement on the future of their titles and no compulsory redundancies.”

Journalists at Johnston Press in Leeds, Trinity Mirror in Glasgow and Newsquest in York are already taking industrial action against redundancies.

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