JOURNALISTS IN the NUJ union are stepping up their fight against the US-owned Gannett newspaper publisher, which owns Newsquest. They are striking for better pay. Bradford Newsquest strikers went back onto the picket line from Wednesday of last week.
NUJ members are out for 12 days until Sunday this week. Union members struck on Wednesday and Thursday of last week at the Bolton Evening News and Bury Times, owned by Newsquest Lancashire. This was their second two days of strike action. Strikers in Bolton began an all-out strike on Tuesday of this week.
Strikers urgently need cash to sustain the dispute. Send money to NUJ Manchester at NUJ, Fifth Floor, Arthur House, Chorlton Street, Manchester M1 3FH. E-mail messages of support to email@example.com and for Bolton and Bury to firstname.lastname@example.org