Wednesday, May 21, 2008

NUJ president backs strikers

We're happy to report the full weight of the NUJ is behind our strike. Our officials have been outstanding and the help and support we've had so far has been immense. Now James Doherty, the NUJ's President, has got behind union members in York, by sending this message of support to the picket line:

"The NUJ fully supports the action taken by members in York who are standing up for quality journalism against the destructive profiteering of Newsquest and their American paymasters.

"Time after time, quality journalism is being squandered to satisfy US shareholders greed. We must stand united against the savage attacks on our industry and I am sure that by taking this stand, we
will send a clear message to Newsquest that enough is enough."