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Journalists to need redundancy advice?

Journalists to need redundancy advice?

Expert employment law advice may be required by journalists in the near future after it was announced a media group is to implement 14 more redundancies.

Cardiff-based organisation Media Wales - which publishes titles such as the Western Mail, Wales on Sunday and the South Wales Echo - cut 22 jobs in its editorial department earlier this year.

However, it has now emerged the company is to lose 14 more staff - nine of which will come from its advertising arm, along with three editorial redundancies and two photography positions.

Martin Shipton, chair of the Cardiff and south-east Wales branch of the National Union of Journalists, said this represents a "very serious blow" to the industry.

"In July, we lost 23 full-time equivalent posts. We thought that was the end of it for this year but out-of-the blue, this announcement has come," he added.

Recently, Staffordshire Sentinel reported that Cheshire East, Chester West and Chester councils could be implementing 70 redundancies from their ICT departments in 2012.

Contact our employment solicitors on 0800 916 9060 or email enquiries@rjw.co.uk if you would like advice on any employment matter.

Posted by Francesca Witney