Fairfax journos on week long strike

Fairfax journalists are on a week-long strike, following the company’s decision to cut a quarter of jobs from its major newspapers.

Reporters across the country are taking action, after learning more than 100 full-time positions are being axed from the company’s papers.

Fairfax is slashing $30 million from its expenses because of falling advertising and newspaper sales with staff being asked to accept redundancy packages across The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Brisbane Times and WA Today.


The company says it will continue to publish its papers and digital news but the strike is likely to impact its coverage of next week’s budget.