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Daily Echo journalists on strike in Southampton

Daily Echo journalists on strike in Southampton

Here you will find out exactly why members of staff at the Southern Daily Echo in Southampton are out on strike.

Previously, around 75 per cent of the journalists based at the Newsquest offices in Southampton were out on strike in early November. This was due to the Newsquest continuing to impose an ongoing pay freeze on staff – despite making profits of up to £88m and awarding the company’s top boss a 21 per cent pay rise, taking his salary to over £600,000 a year.

Forty reporters, sub-editors, photographers and other NUJ members went on strike for two days. A later planned strike was cancelled with the hope of entering meaningful negotitaions with management.

Sadly, those talks came to nothing so once again the NUJ members will be once again going on strike.

Shortly, we will be uploading the full leaflet we have been handing out, that explains exactly what is going on and why.

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