Socialist Worker

Journalists at Newsquest suspend action over cuts

by Nick Clark
Issue No. 2460

Newsquest journalists in south London suspended their ten-day strike a day early “as a sign of goodwill” ahead of talks with bosses as Socialist Worker went to press. 

NUJ union rep Andrew told Socialist Worker he was hopeful that a deal could be reached shortly.

He said, “The strike has had huge support politically and also from our union and other unions as well. 

“Everyone has got together and backed us”.

The union is fighting a restructure that cuts jobs across a range of local newspapers. 

It would also merge editorial departments that would force journalists in the south east to work remotely.

Strikers demand a 3 percent pay rise and changes to the restructure.

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