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29 September 2016: Journalists working on newspapers owned by Newsquest in south London have voted to hold a 14-day strike starting next Thursday in response to company plans to put nearly all the newsroom staff at risk of redundancy.
28 September 2016: Last year, staff at Newsquest south were forced to strike for 10 days because Newsquest's vicious cuts. Journalists are now taking action again as further job losses will create excessive workloads and harm democracy in the capital.
28 September 2016: Newsquest management has brushed off concerns from MPs and Assembly members about the situation at their newspapers in south London.
23 September 2016: NUJ members will start a work to rule on Thursday 29 September.
12 September 2016: Newsquest needs to step back and halt its cuts programme.
8 September 2016: Newsquest's decision to make further redundancies at its centre in Sutton, leaving just 18 journalists to cover the whole of south London and parts of Kent, has been censured by politicians across the board.
7 September 2016: The company has told its employees that four reporters, two content editors, three subeditors, an editorial assistant and the deputy managing editor will all be cut by mid-October.
6 September 2016: The newspaper group has ended a contact with an agency and the newsroom has no staff photographers.
22 August 2016: Journalists on Newsquest titles in London are balloting for industrial action over inadequate staffing levels, excessive workloads, reduced quality of newspapers, the health and safety of employees, plus pay.
18 August 2016: The union has serious concerns about Newsquest’s production policy as it plans to cut 20 jobs in its Newport and Weymouth hubs.