Journalism

May 8, 2014

‘This is what’s left’: Fairfax journos down tools amid threats and fear

More than 600 Fairfax staff across the country are on strike, after the company announced dozens of redundancies.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

There’s the usual number of Fairfax newspapers today, but not the usual number of bylines. More than 600 Fairfax staff across the country are on strike, after the company announced it was sacking most of its photographers and half of its remaining subeditors, along with 15 lifestyle journalists. Not turning up to work this morning are journalists from The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Canberra Times, The Newcastle Herald and the Illawarra Mercury.

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  1. Yclept

    Management haven’t heard them because they aren’t listening. Same old “executive class” bullies as at every other corporation. None of them are worth the exorbitant salaries they drag in because they aren’t capable of fresh thinking or actually running their businesses efficiently. I won’t be buying any of their publications now and I stopped buying News Crap long ago.

    Fairfax may as well just make them all redundant and pack up shop because the print media is no longer relevant.

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