Branch condemns Johnston Press redundancies

18th November, 2013

 The 24 compulsory staff photographer redundancies announced by the Johnston Press last week are yet another illustration of the low regard in which the skills and expertise of professional photographers are held by many of their employers. The failure to recognise the valuable contribution photographers make to the quality of their publications will not only impact on those directly concerned, but will also inevitably result in falling readership and revenues, and the loss of an important element of local democracy and community life.

The NUJ London Photographers Branch condemns this action by the Johnston Press as both a bad business strategy and an unacceptable way to treat its hard-working staff, and demands their immediate reinstatement.

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