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NUJ meeting plans way forward in London

Issue No. 2028

Journalists in the NUJ union from a number of national newspapers and magazines met in central London on Tuesday of last week to discuss their battle for better pay and against cuts.

The meeting had been organised to support Daily Telegraph workers who were due to strike for three days over management plans to impose new working conditions on journalists.

But the strike was suspended after management made significant concessions. Around 50 union members still came to discuss the similar issues faced by journalists across the national newspapers.

An NUJ rep from the Telegraph thanked everyone for their support but emphasised that the dispute was not over and that they may need to take action in the near future.

An NUJ member at the Guardian spoke about the great success achieved by their campaign against pay disparity between the website staff and print staff (see Guardian workers force £500,000 out of management).

An NUJ rep at the Daily Express spoke about the campaign there against 60 job losses.

Speakers from other titles and the BBC spoke about their fights.

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Sat 25 Nov 2006, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2028
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