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New talks due as all-out journalists' strike

Issue No. 2269

Journalists who struck for 55 days in South Yorkshire returned to work on Thursday of last week. The journalists began an indefinite strike against job losses and to defend pay and conditions.

The 25 workers at the Doncaster Free Press, Epworth Bells, South Yorkshire Times, Goole Courier and Selby Times have been promised talks with management.

Thousands of local people signed a petition in support of the workers. Local trade unionists showed huge solidarity, visiting picket lines and making donations.

But the national union failed to spread the action.

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Tue 13 Sep 2011, 18:23 BST
Issue No. 2269
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