Vote of no confidence in Johnston management

Executive Helen Oldfield criticised by the board.

Journalists at the NUJ’s Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group chapel have passed a vote of no confidence in Johnston Press executive Helen Oldham.

It comes after the company told staff five jobs are to go across the Wakefield Express, Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express and Pontefract and Castleford Express.

The NUJ said the fact Helen Oldham, the managing director of West Yorkshire Publishing Unit, was not present for the announcement “shows a complete lack of compassion and disregard for the newspapers and staff involved”.

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