Fairfax journalists took to the streets over the past week, striking in protest over proposed severe cuts to journalist numbers (25%) while CEO Greg Hywood remains immune to cuts and continues to receive his multi-million dollar pay packet and bonuses!
Queensland unions supported Fairfax staff at the Brisbane Times, who also took strike action in support of their colleagues at The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Age in Melbourne, where up to 125 full time jobs will go.
Brisbane Times staff are not immediately affected by the staff cuts but are concerned about the overall quality of journalism.
That’s why they and other supporters swept through the Mall last Friday asking for members of the public to sign an open letter to Fairfax CEO Hywood asking him not to cut staff and reduce Australia’s sources of quality journalism.
Fairfax staff are back at work now but the threat to their jobs, and quality journalism, remains. Visit this page to support the ongoing campaign for a #FairGoFairfax.