Belfast Telegraph

Newry Democrat journalists strike over job losses

Journalist at the Newry Democrat will stage a one-day strike on March 21 in response to forced redundancies at the newspaper.

The National Union of Journalists served strike notice on the paper after owners, Alpha Newspaper Group, refused to engage in negotiations over staff cuts.

Four production staff were made redundant just months after Alpha closed three publications in the Republic.

Alpha is owned by Lord Kilclooney, former deputy leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.

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