Surrey Comet reporters and others went back to work today after settling our dispute over cuts. Thankyou for all your support over the last few weeks, especially those of you who signed our petition or made your feelings known.
Here is the statement issued by the National Union of Journalists and our company Newsquest.
Newsquest London and Newsquest South West London NUJ chapel are pleased to announce we have reached an amicable agreement which has led to editorial staff ending all industrial action.
The agreement to replace vacancies that may occur over the next six months and to retain two extra editorial positions was accepted by a majority of union members.
Staff returned to work at Sutton and Twickenham this morning, Wednesday, June 29, after ending their work to rule and calling off the last two days of a four-day strike.
The agreement was reached following two days of meaningful negotiations which led to an agreement acceptable to both parties.