MEMBERS OF the journalists' NUJ union struck on Friday of last week at the Blackpool Evening Gazette, the Fleetwood Weekly News and Lytham St Anne's Express over pay. They are protesting at a new pay structure that would leave fully qualified senior journalists earning only a little over £16,000.
The paper's parent company, Johnston Press, made profits of £128 million in the same year. The journalists are set to strike again on Tuesday of next week.
NUJ members at Coventry Newspapers, part of Trinity Mirror, are balloting for industrial action over pay. Management are refusing to negotiate because they do not recognise the union.