Fairfax Metro Media staff will walk off the job in a co-ordinated east coast stop-work meeting tomorrow.

Journos at The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Canberra Times will meet at 4pm to discuss the redundancy program that forms part of CEO Greg Hywood’s decision to cut 1900 positions from the media giant.

In a missive circulated this afternoon by journos’ union the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, staff were told the meeting was “to report on discussion with the company during the current redundancy round”.

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Crikey is compiling a list of Fairfax scribes and backbench staff who have been granted redundancies. Applications are due in this week and successful applicants will be informed shortly afterwards.

One Age wag told Crikey this afternoon that tomorrow’s meeting would be for “those of us left”.

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