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Sheffield Star newspaper staff back strike action

Staff at Sheffield's Star newspaper have voted in favour of strike action over fears the introduction of a new computer system could lead to job cuts.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) said 65% of members balloted were in favour of industrial action.

Staff are concerned the new technology will led to extra work for journalists and potential job losses.

Johnston Press, which owns the newspaper, said it had no comment to make on the ballot result.

NUJ official Chris Morley said: "We want the company to call a halt to the railroading of this system so they can assess how it will impact on our members."

He added that they would await the results of an expected nationwide ballot of Johnston staff before setting any strike dates.



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