Guardian Hits Hungry Hacks With Price Hike

Troubling times for the children of Kings Place, the pain is being inflicted at the bottom not the top. Not only are swathes of hacks getting the chop, prices are being hiked for the hungry piggies in the staff canteen as the subsidy on food and drink is removed. Writing to all staff, John Cornby, the Guardian’s Finance Director claims to “appreciate these changes come at a time when pockets are being squeezed” – the move will save the troubled paper £200,000 – on the plus side “healthy options such as muesli and toast will be served in the restaurant as usual”.

£200,000 is around a third of the editor’s pay package…




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