Yorkshire journalists thank public for support

Johnston Press journalists handed out thankyou leaflets in Leeds today to thank members of the public for their support during recent strike action.

NUJ members from the Yorkshire Post, Yorkshire Evening Post and Leeds Weekly News wanted to thank the public for supporting them through their 13-day strike over compulsory redundancies.

They chose today to as it is the last day their strike ballot is valid under UK law.

The leaflet reads: “Those 13 days demonstrating outside the building were long and cold, but we were kept warm by the spirit and solidarity we showed each other and the wonderful support shown to us by the great West Yorkshire public.

Pete Lazenby, Father of the NUJ chapel at the Evening Post, said: “The people of Leeds were fantastic – constantly tooting their horns in support as they passed our picket line.

“But I also want to thank other trades unionists for their support. Over the past 20 years journalists in Leeds have done what we can to support other workers on strike with contributions from our fighting fund.

“But we were amazed at the level of generosity shown to us when our turn came.”

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