NUJ members at Newsquest South London began their second strike over redundancies today dressed as clowns.
According to the union, the strikers "wanted to mirror the image of those making decisions" such as axing the whole sports and leisure department of eight journalists and making one commercial features writer redundant. The sports editor and one sports sub editor have already been made redundant.
The NUJ says for the first time, senior management has agreed to negotiate with the chapel and talks will take place on Monday 27 June.
The titles involved in the dispute are the Epsom Guardian, Elmbridge Guardian, Croydon Guardian, Sutton Guardian, Kingston Guardian, Streatham Guardian, Wimbledon Guardian, Wandsworth Guardian, Surrey Comet and Richmond & Twickenham Times.
- During their last strike the Newsquest NUJ members dressed as cowboys.