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Johnston Press Atex revolt spreads to Ireland

NUJ Irish Organiser says strike is about "protecting employment" and "defending journalistic standar

Having seen off the threat of a mass staff walkout in the UK over the introduction of Atex, Johnston Press is now facing a similar prospect ahead of the adoption of the controversial content management system on its titles in the Republic of Ireland.

The National Union of Journalists has served notice on Johnston that it intends to hold a one-day strike in protest over proposed job cuts which would coincide with the adoption of Atex on its Irish papers.

Union members on the Limerick Leader, Leinster Leader, Leinster Express, Offaly Express and Clonmel Nationalist have voted to walk out next Tuesday.

Nicola Coleman, NUJ Irish Organiser, said: "This strike is about protecting employment but it is also about defending journalistic standards.

Oliver Luft is News Editor of Press Gazette. To read more on this story, visit Press Gazette.