Members of the National Union of Journalists will hold two 48-hour strikes in the coming weeks over a continuing pay freeze, it has been announced.
The union says members at Newsquest Southampton will take part in strike action on 9-10 November and on 16-17 November.
On the first day of the strike, they will protest outside a Press Complaints Commission open day event in the city, which will be attended by Baroness Buscombe, chair of the PCC and Ian Murray, editor of the Southampton-based Southern Daily Echo.
Journalists at Newsquest titles in Hampshire voted earlier this month to take part in strike action over the company’s continuing pay freeze.
The union is calling on Newsquest management to fairly reward dedicated and hard-working staff.
It comes after recent publications of the company’s accounts showing one director received a pay rise of 21.5pc last year.
Newsquest chief executive Paul Davidson had not responded to requests for a comment at the time of publication.