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Remember to defend journalism on 5 November

Issue No. 2066

The NUJ journalists’ union is mobilising for its Stand Up For Journalism day of action on Monday 5 November.

NUJ members will take part in a day of action in defence of quality and standards in media, against job cuts and for fair pay and decent pensions.

A number of other unions, such as the PCS, the GMB, the POA, BFAWU and the TUC, have all pledged their support for the day of action.

The European Federation of Journalists is also planning to get its members across Europe to make a stand on the day.

In Britain and Ireland, NUJ members are planning protest actions, parties, demonstrations and union rallies.

The main national focus is set to take place in Manchester, where NUJ members will assemble at 12.30pm outside the Manchester Evening News building in central Manchester.

They will then join a lobby at 1pm outside the Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Peter Street.

John Fray, the NUJ deputy general secretary, said, “This is going to be a fantastic day when journalists, publishing and media workers across Europe will join the day of action in defence of quality and standards in media, against job cuts and for fair pay and decent pensions.

“The NUJ is urging every chapel, branch and member to get involved to make sure we create the maximum impact.

“We are determined that the message that we are not going to allow our industry to be damaged in this way comes across loud and clear.

“This is not only in the interests of journalists and media workers but also crucial to the survival of our democratic society as a whole.”

The NUJ is also urging activists to get their MPs to sign EDM 1994 in support of the day of action.

For more information go to » www.standupforjournalism.org.uk


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Tue 28 Aug 2007, 18:17 BST
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