Fairfax Media Limited [ASX: FXJ] advises that some journalists from The Age, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times, The Newcastle Herald and The Illawarra Mercury are taking unprotected industrial action. The company will continue to publish across print and digital as usual.
The action follows an announcement of proposed changes involving approximately 70 full-time employee positions in Sydney and Melbourne working in editorial production, Life Media and photographic areas of the company’s Australian Publishing Media division.
A spokesperson said the company is disappointed that some journalists have chosen to take this unlawful action.
“The company had commenced a meaningful consultation process about the proposed changes and has planned further briefings with affected employees and their representatives,” he said.