Mason expresses ‘deep concern’ over Evening Times & Herald jobs

03 Dec 2008

Glasgow SNP MP, John Mason, has expressed his ‘deep concern’ over the news that staff at the Evening Times, Herald and Sunday Herald newspapers will all be made redundant and be asked to reapply for their jobs.

Although staff will be ‘invited’ to re-apply for their jobs it is understood that around 40 will not be re-hired and up to 17% of journalists on the three titles will lose their posts.

Commenting on the news, John Mason said:

“Other countries have a range of newspapers, from the tabloid titles to the more serious publications. Scotland needs this range too and, as the country’s largest city, Glasgow’s Herald should be in the forefront of serious news reporting. It is unbelievably disappointing that Newsquest should be cutting back in this way at this time”.