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Decision on future of Tindle jobs delayed

Staff at Tindle newspapers in North London face a further waiting game to find out if jobs will be axed at one of their titles.

Journalists at the company’s nine titles say they are understaffed because staff who leave are not being replaced and freelancers have been cut.

Members of the National Union of Journalists working for the North London and Herts Newspapers are currently undergoing a fresh ballot on strike action.

They were due to meet with management on Tuesday 7 June but the meeting has been pushed back by two weeks until 22 June when the situation at the Enfield Advertiser will be under discussion.

A statement from the Tindle board when the strike started warned it could have to make its first editorial redundancies since the recession started at the Enfield centre because of losses at the titles.

NUJ members staged a series of strikes across the bank holiday weeks in May in protest at the non-replacement of staff who have left the papers.

The Tindle titles includes the Enfield Advertiser, Enfield Gazette, the Winchmore Hill Advertiser and Herald and the Haringey Advertiser.

Staff are also waiting to hear whether a senior reporter who handed her notice in last week will be replaced.