Job cuts at Metro Scotland

Free papers do not escape the wave of lay-offs that seems to have hit the industry worldwide. Metro Scotland will see five staff members of a total of 22 go in the near future. The Scotland staff is producing 50% of the content, and even 70% of the sports content.

On AllmediaScotland Metro managing director Steve Auckland was criticized for calling the lay-offs a result of “streamlining” and made also possible by a “new editorial system”:

“It’s widely known the new editorial system Steve Auckland mentions has in fact slowed production in the Glasgow office and the loss of staff will only reduce the quality of the paper.”

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