Given the job losses, the forced reform of their pension scheme and a seemingly endless pay freeze, Press Gazette wonders how Newsquest staff across the country will react to the seasonal message of goodwill sent by their US bosses to staff working across their parent company Gannett on the other side of the Atlantic.
For those that haven’t seen it, Gannett blog has kindly republished it:
As we celebrate the holiday season and the coming new year with our families and friends, we want to thank each of you for all of your great work and commitment.
We have made significant progress during 2010 as we continue to build on the value we bring to our consumers, business customers and communities. They remain at the heart of everything we do. Our work makes a real difference in people’s lives and your contributions have a lasting impact. You have helped make our company strong.
On behalf of the entire management team, we want to thank you for everything you do for Gannett and our customers every day. We hope you enjoy some well-deserved time with your loved ones. We wish you a very safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in 2011.
Craig (A. Dubow, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer)
Gracia (C. Martore, President and Chief Operating Officer)
Journalists working for Gannett across the land may read the references to ‘significant progress’ and to helping ‘make our company strong’ with a rueful smirk this morning given what has been going on at the company.