PR agency shuts doors in ‘solidarity’ with Fairfax Media journalists

Independent PR agency Thrive PR + Communications has given its staff the day off today in ‘solidarity’ with Fairfax Media journalists who are currently on a week-long strike in protest of job cuts.

Sydney Morning Herald and The Age journalists went on strike on Wednesday for seven days in response to an announcement that 125 full-time jobs is facing the chopping block.

Last night, Leilani Abels, founder and MD of Thrive PR, posted to LinkedIn that the agency would be closing its offices today “in solidarity”.

Abels told Mumbrella: “No, we are not on picket lines today, but we have closed our Australian offices to show our support of the Fairfax journalists and to emphasise how important we believe independent editorial is for this country.”

The agency has offices in Melbourne and Sydney and works with clients such as Coles, Optus, AGL and Twitter.


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