Telegraph journalists vote to resist job cuts

Journalists at the Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph have voted in favour of a strike to protest at the loss of nearly one in six jobs at the newspapers.

However, members of the National Union of Journalists will not decide until next week whether to go on strike or engage in some milder form of industrial action.

Ninety-nine journalists at the Telegraph titles voted in favour of striking, with 35 voting against, a proportion of 74%.

In addition, 83% of employees voted for action short of a strike — but in each case the total number of votes cast only represented a minority of the 430-strong editorial workforce.

The ballot followed last month’s announcement of 90 redundancies at the newspaper, which is owned by David and Frederick Barclay.

That programme is now largely complete, meaning that any industrial action will take place after the event.

Funding a £150m investment in new printing presses outside London is the reason given for the cuts.

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