Eight jobs could go in the North East as Trinity changes distribution operations

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Trinity Mirror has confirmed that 8 roles at Trinity Mirror Printing Teesside are at risk of redundancy as the publisher outsources its distribution for The Evening Gazette and Chronicle.

The company will be moving its print operations to Dinnington, near Sheffield and as a result it will also be changing to overnight printing.

The decision comes following a review of manufacturing scheduling in the North East.

“To enable the Evening Gazette to be distributed within the wholesale distribution network, printing will transfer to the Johnston Press site at Dinnington, where it will be printed overnight. In addition, the Chronicle’s off stone times will be brought forward,” said a Trinity Mirror spokesperson.

“The distribution of the Evening Gazette and Chronicle will move to Menzies Distribution and Smiths News. This will enable both titles to reach the market alongside national newspapers and benefit from a greater sales window.

“There are no editorial job losses as a result of this proposal, however eight roles at TMP Teesside are at risk of redundancy. Trinity Mirror has entered into consultation with all affected staff.”