Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Journalists in 'no confidence' vote at Newsquest

The NUJ says its members have passed a vote of no confidence in two senior managers at Newsquest South West London following the announcement of further redundancies at the company.

The unanimous votes by NUJ members against managing director Roger Mills and director of advertising Dene Stuart came after a company decision to make an unspecified number of editorial staff redundant while the group's titles continue to make substantial profits, claims the union.

It says members believe the redundancies, which will take place within the next three months, are a direct result of Roger Mills’ management after he took on responsibility for Newsquest East London and Newsquest London in addition to his role as managing director of Newsquest South London.

The journalists say they have also lost confidence in Dene Stuart over his failure to implement new ideas to bring in revenue through the group's well-read newspapers and websites.
  • Journalists working for Newsquest in South London are to ballot on industrial action over redundancies. The ballot of 25 NUJ members working at Sutton and Twickenham will begin on Monday, May 16 with a result due at the end of the month.

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