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Coventry journalists aim to make low pay history

Issue No. 1960

Journalists in the NUJ union at Coventry Newspapers struck on Thursday and Friday of last week.

The strike over low pay hit the Coventry Evening Telegraph, Coventry Citizen, Hinckley Times, Bedworth Echo and Nuneaton Tribune. These papers are owned by Trinity Mirror.

Journalists protested as Trinity Mirror’s chief executive Sly Bailey visited the Coventry Newspapers offices last week. They held placards saying, “Make low pay history” and “Talk to us”.

Lucy Lynch, NUJ chapel secretary at the paper, said, “I confronted her about the fact she earned more in five days than senior journalists on the Coventry weekly papers earned in a year, which is £14,000.”

The union members decided to take a further three days strike action on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of next week.

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Sat 16 Jul 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1960
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