CFMEU stands in solidarity with Fairfax journalists

Published: 18 Mar 2016

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union stands in solidarity with Fairfax Media staff, following the announcement of 120 editorial job losses across The Age, Sydney Morning Herald and Financial Review mastheads.

CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor said the announcements were devastating given the massive job losses already experienced at Fairfax in recent years.

“This is a huge blow for those journalists whose jobs are now on the line. It’s a massive blow for their families and colleagues and, sadly, it’s another devastating blow for quality journalism in Australia,” Mr O’Connor said.

“Everyone from the CFMEU, from our officials and employees through to our 110,000 members, stand in solidarity with Fairfax workers whose job it is to inform, educate and entertain us.

“We stand with the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance, which has always been a strong and proud union, as you can see by the number of Fairfax staff walking off the job in support of their colleagues.”

The CFMEU calls on Fairfax Media CEO Greg Hywood to keep all his staff on the job in the interest of the workers and their families, the public and for the good of rigorous journalism in Australia.

Click here to sign the Fair Go Fairfax petition in solidarity.