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Dagbladet hit by walkout. Threats of job-cuts cause major problems. Dagbladet, in keeping with the other national newspapers, has been forced to cut costs as a result of the economic crisis.Delays None of the typographers working in Dagbladet’s own printing-press turned up for work on Tuesday morning. This meant that the paper had to be printed elsewhere, causing major delays in distribution. Meeting

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Dagbladet hit by walkout

Published on Tuesday, 21st April, 2009 at 22:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 21st April 2009 at 22:46.

Threats of job-cuts cause major problems.

Printing press
Printing press
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Dagbladet, in keeping with the other national newspapers, has been forced to cut costs as a result of the economic crisis.

Delays

None of the typographers working in Dagbladet’s own printing-press turned up for work on Tuesday morning. This meant that the paper had to be printed elsewhere, causing major delays in distribution.

Meeting

The illegal walkout was caused by the paper’s decision to lay off five typographers, with a threat of a further four being fired, in addition to four other staff members. The decision was announced in a meeting on Monday.

The paper also hopes to save money by using some temporary, instead of permanent staff; something which the typographers’ union has been very critical to.

Other departments involved

But it wasn’t just the typographers that caused the paper to be affected. Dagbladet also mentions a total of 24 other employees who didn’t show up for work. Staff on the news desk, in the advertising department, and those working in IT also came out in sympathy.

Consequences

Although the typographers were back at work by 3 o’clock yesterday, the editor-in-chief Anne Aasheim told the Norwegian Telegram Bureau (NTB), that everyone involved who had not returned to work by Tuesday morning will receive a written warning.



Published on Tuesday, 21st April, 2009 at 22:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 21st April 2009 at 22:46.

This post has the following tags: dagbladet, typographers, economic, crisis, meeting.





  
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