Journalists on Trinity Mirror‘s Media Wales titles have balloted in favour of strike action over plans to make 13 journalists redundant.
Of those National Union of Journalists members who voted: 96 per cent, or 68 people, voted in favour of a strike.
Media Wales includes the Western Mail, South Wales Echo, Wales on Sunday and Celtic series of weekly papers.
Media Wales father of chapel Martin Shipton said: “The ballot result gives the union a clear mandate to organise industrial action. We shall, however, continue to hold discussions with the company with the aim of achieving a position where all redundancies are voluntary. We are also determined that those who remain will not be expected to undertake excessive workloads under the new working arrangements which we shall be negotiating with the company.”