International backing reaches Leeds

INTERNATIONAL support has arrived for striking Johnston Press journalists in Leeds.

Current IFJ president Jim Boumela has written to say: “I write on behalf of the IFJ and its affiliate unions worldwide to express our solidarity with the YP strikers.

“Attacks on unions’ rights, slashing of budgets and sacking of journalists seem to be the only response by media companies to the crisis that is engulfing journalism globally.

“This is why the brave fight by your members to save jobs and defend quality is such an inspiration to journalists all over the world. Please be assured that we are behind you in this fight.”

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