Canberra journalists join Fairfax strike

Last updated 16:14 31/05/2012

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Journalists at The Canberra Times have voted to stop work in protest against a Fairfax Media decision to transfer 66 editorial production jobs to New Zealand.

More than 50 Canberra Times staff at a 1pm meeting voted unanimously to take the action.

"Journalists, producers, designers and photographers at The Canberra Times are angered and dismayed at proposals by Fairfax Media to outsource to New Zealand the editorial production of the Newcastle Herald and the Illawarra Mercury," a spokesperson said.

"As a result, we will stop work until first shift on Friday, 1 June."

The first shift begins at 6am tomorrow.

The staff meeting lasted 20 minutes.

Other Fairfax Media journalists went on strike yesterday afternoon after voting to leave the job for 36 hours.

Their industrial action includes print and online staff from The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Financial Review, The Sunday Age, The Sun Herald, the Newcastle Herald and Illawarra Mercury.

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