Journalists in Cheshire and Merseyside take industrial action over compulsory redundancies


NUJ members at Newsquest Cheshire and Merseyside have voted unanimously to take two days of strike action today (Wednesday 14 September) and Tuesday next week.

After today, the chapel will start an indefinite work-to-rule.

The call for action is in response to Newsquest’s announcement to make five compulsory redundancies across its division that is based in Warrington with several satellite offices.

The strike action will impact on the Warrington Guardian, Northwich Guardian, Sale and Altrincham Messenger, St Helens Star and The Wirral Globe.

NUJ members are determined to take action unless the company agree to immediate high-level talks and suspend the redundancy consultation to allow for agreement to be reached on ways forward.

NUJ General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet said: “Our members at Newsquest Cheshire and Merseyside have shown by voting 100 per cent in favour of strike action and action short of a strike that they want to respond to the threat of compulsory redundancies. The NUJ is calling on Newsquest management to urgently get round the table and talk to the union.”

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