26 October 2016

All members are encouraged to vist in support of the picket at Quadrant House (see below) for the remaining two days of this strike.

Watch www.nuj.org.uk/news for updates, please.

18 October 2016

Newsquest south London strike to be extended by five days

The present strike action will end on Wednesday and then recommence on Monday 24 October 2016 at 00:01hrs until 23:59hrs on Friday 28 October 2016.

15 October 2016

Rally: 9am on Monday 17 October at Quadrant House, the Quadrant, SM2 5AS (map), right next to Sutton train station, lots of trains from central London, from Victoria or on Thameslink .

And: NUJ Newsquest staff put in for £1500 pay package: most are on under £20,000 at present.

6 October 2016

Members at Newsquest in South London find that there was "no meaningful consultation" and the talks and unanimously agreed that the strike is back on from Thursday 13 October until Wednesday 19 October.

5 October 2016

Members at Newsquest in South London have agreed to talks this morning, so the strike is postponed.

30 September 2016

Strike dates are announced: for 14 days from Thursday 6 October journalists at NewsQuest titles in South London will be on strike over redundancies that, not least, threaten the ability to hold local authorities to account.

A win at Newsquest Wales, strikes in London

FIRST, THE GOOD news: the NUJ now has a recognition agreement with the South Wales Argus, a Newsquest title - see here.

And the challenging news: on 9 September 71.4 per cent of staff at Newsquest titles in South London voted for strike action over company plans to put nearly all of the newsroom at risk of redundancy.

Watch www.nuj.org.uk for strike dates, on which you may find yourself unavailable, to the approbation of striking staff. Freelances who suffer hardship as a result of being unavailable should contact the striking Chapel.

While the benefits of Union recognition at the Argus will mostly be felt by staffers, there is good news for freelances too. Freelances who regularly do shifts at the newspaper may possibly now be able to get paid time off for NUJ Chapel activities (A "Chapel" in NUJ-speak is the unit of Union organisation based around a particular workplace.) Management are now legally required to allow an NUJ representative access to the premises to meet with members, including individual freelances.

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