Express staff complain to NUJ about job cuts - and office mice
Life in Mainstream Media isn't a happy lot with job cuts, fat cat greed, filth and now mice as you can see from the National Union of Journalists website:
NUJ members at Express Newspapers in London have called on their owner Richard Desmond to sell the papers - or use some of his personal wealth to see them through the financial crisis.
The journalists made the call in response to company plans to cut nearly 100 jobs - including 70 in editorial.The NUJ chapel also complained about filthy toilets and mice in their building.
A meeting attended by around 100 people passed the following resolution unanimously:"This chapel condemns proprietor Richard Desmond's greed-driven plans to slash jobs across all the titles and endanger their future. This chapel demands Richard Desmond use his vast personal fortune to ride out the current recession rather than force his staff to make further sacrifices."Alternatively, this chapel calls on Richard Desmond to sell the titles to a proprietor who will restore them to their former status."The chapel also agreed to demand a health and safety check of the second floor of 10 Lower Thames Street and to raise the problems of:
- Proximity of staff to noisy machinery such as photocopiers.
- Filthy toilets.
- Prevalence of mice.
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