100 former News of the World staff face sack

Former staff who did not take voluntary redundancy now face the axe

News International appears to have sacked around 100 former News of the World staff - those who did not take voluntary redundancy and who have not found other jobs in the company.

When the News of the World closure was announced three months ago - parent company News Corp said that the "vast majority" of the paper's staff would be found jobs elsewhere in the company. They were placed on three months gardening leave while other employment options were explored, and they were also offered enhanced redundancy terms under a voluntary "early leaver" scheme which was generous by industry standards.

According to News International, the News of the World had 250 staff - comprising salaried employees and full-time casuals.

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