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Journalists across the Midlands are set to go on strike in protest at Trinity Mirror’s plans to close nine newspapers in the region – including The Lichfield Post. The National Union of Journalists had already revealed that its members had voted to take industrial action. And it has now been confirmed that July 30 will see the first walkout by journalists at Trinity Mirror across the Midlands. NUJ northern organiser Chris Morley explained:
“Journalists want the opportunity to save these papers but the company can see no options but slash and burn.”
But Trinity Mirror Regionals Managing Director Georgina Harvey described the decision as “reckless” and added:
“We are fighting to secure the future of our businesses in the Midlands which are now running at a loss, and this will not benefit the NUJ or their members in any way whatsoever.”

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