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Newsquest journalists strike - and will again on 30 June

Issue No. 2257

South London journalists working for Newsquest struck for two days last week over eight job cuts.

The strike was also over the closure of the sports and leisure department in Sutton, which will increase the workload of staff left behind.

Dressed as cowboys, pickets held placards reading, “Wanted: Newsquest for the death of local newspapers.”

Newspapers affected by planned cuts include the Croydon Guardian, Elmbridge Guardian, Epsom Guardian, Kingston Guardian, Streatham Guardian, Surrey Comet, Sutton Guardian, Wandsworth Guardian and Wimbledon Guardian.

The journalists have now set their next strike date to coincide with public sector strikes over pensions on 30 June.

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