West of England newspaper photographers face job losses

Related Stories

Staff photographers working for local newspapers in the west of England face redundancy, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said.

The NUJ said more than 10 Local World photographers are under threat if they do not accept zero-hours contracts.

Local World said they were "fully consulting employees who were impacted by the continual reviews."

The Western Daily Press, the Western Gazette, Bath Chronicle and Gloucester Citizen and Echo are affected.

A spokesman for the publisher said: "Like other organisations, Local World continually reviews its operations and where this has an impact on employees, full consultation always takes place, as is happening in this particular instance."

Laura Davison, from the NUJ, said: "Long serving and committed photographers are being put in an impossible position by Local World.

"Like other regional newspaper groups, Local World appears to have failed to grasp the importance of quality pictures to local journalism, including to the growth of digital and video content across the industry."

More on This Story

Related Stories

From other news sites

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Bristol



18 °C 13 °C


  • Peaky Blinders publicity shotBrum do

    Why is the Birmingham accent so difficult to mimic?

  • Oliver CromwellA brief history

    The 900 year story behind the creation of a UK parliament

  • Image of Ankor Wat using lidarJungle Atlantis

    How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest

  • TheatreBard taste? Watch

    Are trailer videos on social media spoiling theatre?

  • Agents with the US Secret Service, such as this one, are responsible for guarding the presidentHard at work

    White House break-in adds to Secret Service woes

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.