Solidaridad!

The Spanish newspaper El Pais wants to cut 149 of its journalists - a third of them. Journalists are trying to negotiate with management to achieve savings without cuts: El Pais made €1.8 million in the first half of the year. Julian Cebrian, the president of the company that owns the paper, says the staff are too old (he just turned 68) and too comfortable (he earned €13 million last year).

Please sign the petition at elpais.notlong.com to show your support for the journalists, who hoped for 3000 signatures and had 8642 when the Freelance went to press.

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