Journalists at a series of Newsquest-owned titles in South London are to go on strike next Wednesday and Thursday in a dispute over job cuts.
According to the National Union of Journalists, up to 12 jobs are at risk of redundancy including an entire eight-person sports and leisure department based at Sutton.
Titles affected include the Croydon Guardian, Elmbridge Guardian, Epsom Guardian, Kingston Guardian, Streatham Guardian, Surrey Comet, Sutton Guardian, Wandsworth Guardian and Wimbledon Guardian.
The strike announcement follows a ballot on industrial action which concluded last week.
NUJ head of publishing Barry Fitzpatrick said: “Our members’ overwhelming decision to take strike action in defence of jobs and quality was the inevitable result of a wrong-headed management policy.
“But it is not too late for the company to show some sense and sit down with us to discuss the future security of the papers which are so important to our members and their communities.”
Newsquest London regional managing director Roger Mills was not available for comment.