Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fight for fairness continues

The continuing battle for fair pay amidst Newsquest’s pay freeze for staff while the company bosses enjoy huge pay rises has hit the headlines again in the last few days. Staff who crossed the picket line have been given bonus … Continue reading

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Paul Davidson will enjoy Christmas this year

In case you’re wondering who Paul Davidson is, he is the executive thought to be the recipient of the 21 per cent pay rise – taking his salary to over £600,000 pa. In case you’re wondering what he looks like, … Continue reading

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Carol singing protest

The Echo staff on strike have today been out in central Southampton singing Christmas carols, handing out leaflets and talking to members of the public explaining what the dispute is all about. Many members of the public were appalled at … Continue reading

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Hitting the streets

On Wednesday, the Daily Echo journalists will be in the centre of Southampton to sing carols, spread the word and explain exactly what the strike is about. Please feel free to come down and see us outside The Bargate in … Continue reading

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Journalists on the picket line

Echo staff have this morning been out in force at the start of the latest two day strike, in a bid to force Newsquest’s senior management to treat staff fairly. Colleagues in Brighton have also been manning a picket line … Continue reading

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Focus on the man at the top

The November column from Grey Cardigan is scathing about the decision of Newsquest executives to award one of their number a massive pay rise while staff face an ongoing pay freeze. Press Gazette house style won’t let me to use … Continue reading

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Echo strike gets national coverage

The Guardian website carries a piece about the strike action being taken by Daily Echo journalists. Professor of journalism and former Daily Mirror editor, Roy Greenslade, today uploaded a blog post about the strike at Southampton. You can read the … Continue reading

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