Newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror has announced a 12-month pay freeze for all its 6,500 staff.
The decision was announced in a memo circulated to all staff across both its national and regional divisions and will apply to all employees including the Board.
A Trinity Mirror spokesman, said: “2011 has been a challenging year for the business and the outlook for 2012 shows no signs of improving.
“The decision not to hold a pay review in Trinity Mirror during 2012 applies to everyone – the Board, all management and employees of the Group.”
The last pay freeze across the whole of the group was announced in November 2008 and covered the whole of 2009.
More than 40 jobs are currently under threat at the group’s West Midlands titles, a further 14 at its Media Wales subsidiary, and six at the Liverpool Daily Post, which is shortly converting to weekly.