18 December 2005
All journalists, trade unionists and supporters in the Bristol area are
urged to assemble on Tuesday at 12.30pm - outside the Post and Press offices.
Evening Post National Union of Journalists rep Derek Brooks said:
"We have had more than 100 people on recent demos and it's important we keep the
pressure up on the company."
The campaign by Post and Press journalists to
oppose the job cuts at the titles has been backed by city MPs.
Labour MPs Roger Berry, Kerry McCarthy, Doug Naysmith, Dan Norris and Dawn
Primarolo say they believe the job cuts "will lead inevitably to lower
quality newspapers, and a loss of the individual character of each paper".
And they have echoed the concerns of journalists in saying the papers'
"vitality and individuality, and the element of competition, will be
destroyed if the same journalists write for both titles".
Northcliffe last month announced plans to cut 36 jobs at the
Post and Press, with the posts expected to go
early in the New Year. These come on top of the 20 jobs already lost
at the Post and weekly Observer series earlier