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EDM (Early Day Motion) 954: tabled on 13 January 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House regrets the decision of Newsquest to cut as many as 25 journalist posts at the Herald and Evening Times newspapers in Scotland, placing the titles' future at severe risk; notes that this is the fourth round of redundancies at the Glasgow newspapers in the last 14 months, which means there will now be fewer than half the journalists employed at the Herald, Sunday Herald and Evening Times compared to the period before Newsquest took over this historic Scottish publisher; is concerned that a further reduction in quality is inevitable as talented journalists lose their jobs and those remaining struggle with an increasing workload to gather and produce news and features that help the product; believes that pursuing unrealistic profit targets by constantly making cuts, instead of looking at innovative ways to improve the business, is not sustainable in the long term; and therefore calls on the new management team to ensure maximum consultation with the National Union of Journalists to avoid compulsory redundancies and give appropriate support to the workforce.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.