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Last updated on July 27th, 2017 at 05:00 am
It’s bloodletting time at Fairfax:
John Fairfax Holdings Ltd will slash up to 7.5 per cent of its editorial staff at its Sydney and Melbourne metropolitan newspapers as part of proposed cost cutting …
Between 20 and 30 positions will be slashed at The Age and between 25 to 35 jobs will go in Sydney …
In a memo to staff, Age editor Andrew Jaspan and Age managing director Don Churchill said the company would force redundancies if volunteers were not forthcoming.
Tuesday’s announcement comes after Fairfax last year shed about 45 editorial positions and 86 printing jobs.
Angry SMH and Age staff are currently meeting with their pointless union. Wonder how the 55 soon-to-be-unemployed Fairfaxers feel about recent online hire Andrew West, who’s contributed a mere 18 posts since joining the SMH in September.
UPDATE: “The latest round of redundancies is likely to target older journalists and editors …”