Fairfax job cuts

Fairfax metropolitan newsrooms will be slashed by a quarter in job cuts announced to staff on Wednesday morning. In response, staff in the metropolitan newsrooms and the press gallery have walked off the job as part of a wildcat strike that they say will last a week. 

In an email from editorial director Sean Aylmer to staff today, he said 125 editorial full-time equivalent positions would be cut in a voluntary redundancy program, including 10 staff who had already gone since a restructure was announced a month ago.