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Daily Echo staff give their bosses 3 day strike as a ‘Christmas Bonus’

January 5, 2011 by


Daily Echo staff have once again walked out from their Southampton office in their long-running dispute over pay and pensions.  This is their 3rd walkout so far, and is part of a nationwide action by employees of Newsquest newspapers against what they say are unfair pay and pension compared to managers. As we reported previously, […]

Daily Echo facing second wave of strikes

December 4, 2010 by


Hampshire’s main local paper, The Southern Daily Echo, will be hit yet again by more strikes this coming week (Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 8th) as part of a nationwide stoppage against owners Newsquest. National Union of Journalists  (NUJ) members first striked last month in a dispute over pay freezes to ordinary staff (whilst bosses reportedly […]

BBC South workers walk out in Pensions dispute, along with Daily Echo staff

November 5, 2010 by


Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) have walked out and are on strike today and tomorrow over a dispute on BBC pensions, with many BECTU (the UK’s media and entertainment trade union) members refusing to cross the picket line at the BBC South building. According to witnesses the Southampton picket was ‘solid’ this morning […]