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JOB LOSSES AT GUARDIAN NEWSPAPERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1310: tabled on 23 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 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 recognises that the Guardian Media Group's announcement of cuts to 250 jobs, including 100 editorial roles, comes as a major blow to staff and for journalism as a whole; notes that this follows job losses at The Independent following the decision to close its print titles; further notes the Guardian management has attributed the latest cuts to a volatile media environment; welcomes the company's apparent commitment to seeking voluntary redundancies and mitigation of potential job losses by finding other cost-cutting measures; believes that the company should work with the National Union of Journalists and Unite representatives to avoid compulsory redundancies; and calls for active Government intervention to protect jobs in national and local newspapers.