Belfast Telegraph journalists strongly resist Sunday working

NUJ members at the Belfast Telegraph are strongly opposing moves to introduce Sunday working for all editorial staff, according to the Sunday Business Post.

The Independent News and Media-owned title has lost sales steeply in recent years despite being named Press Gazette Regional Press Awards daily newspaper of the year in 2006 and 2007.

It had an average daily sale of 75,964 in the first half of this year – down nearly 20,000 copies in three years.

The Irish organiser of the NUJ, Nicola Coleman, told the Sunday Business Post:

”The Belfast Telegraph has recently undergone a redundancy programme. Further threats to editorial resources will be strongly resisted. We believe it is not possible to further diminish resources and maintain a viable newspaper.”

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