Concern about job cuts at St. Galler Tagblatt

The St. Galler Tagblatt has to cut ten jobs for economic reasons. The Syndicom trade union and the Impressum professional association fear negative effects on the editorial team and the quality of the newspaper network.

As of July 7, the St. Galler Tagblatt and its regional editions will be published with a joint jacket section consisting of only two instead of the current four volumes, as the readership was informed on Friday. Less volume also means fewer editors. The announced job cuts would be devastating for the editorial team and jeopardize the journalistic quality of the newspaper association, according to a statement from Syndicom on Monday. Unreplaced departures mean that all the work will have to be done by the remaining editorial staff. Impressum, the largest journalists' organization in Switzerland, appeals to the NZZ Group to take responsibility and calls for the job cuts to be abandoned. The job cuts are in blatant contradiction to the NZZ Group's announced willingness to invest in journalistic quality. (SDA)

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