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Journalists on indefinite strike in Yorkshire

Journalists in South Yorkshire are on indefinite strike over job cuts and management reshuffle.

Journalists on indefinite strike in South Yorkshire will present a petition signed by thousands of readers to Johnston Press chief executive John Fry this morning.

The petition will be handed to Fry at around 10am when he attends a Johnston meeting in central London. The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) was unable to confirm the exact number of readers who had signed the petition but it is believed to be several thousand.

The petition is protesting against a series of job cuts and a management reshuffle effecting papers in the region including the Doncaster Free Press, Epworth Bells, Selby Times and South Yorkshire Times. Some 25 staff have been on strike since 15 July.

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