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Sheffield journalists vote for action

02 September 2008
NUJ members working at Johnston Press newspaper the Sheffield Star and its sister titles have voted to take industrial action over cutbacks.

Sheffield journalists have no confidence in their editor

12 August 2008
Journalists in the NUJ union at Sheffield Newspapers have launched a campaign to fight back against redundancies after passing a vote of no confidence in the newspaper’s editor.

York journalists vow to fight redundancies

24 June 2008
Members of the NUJ journalists’ union at the Press and the Gazette & Herald in York have vowed to fight compulsory redundancies after the newspapers’ owners Newsquest announced the loss of eight jobs in the editorial department.

Newsquest York journalists set for five day strike

20 May 2008
Members of the NUJ journalists’ union at Newsquest York were set to strike for five days from Thursday of this week over management’s below-inflation pay offer of 3 percent.

Express journalists call off strike

22 April 2008
Members of the NUJ journalists’ union at Express Newspapers voted on Monday of this week to call off a three day strike set for Tuesday to Thursday.

Express strike called off for talks

15 April 2008
Journalists in the NUJ union at Express Newspapers called off a strike over pay set for Friday of last week. The workers at the Daily Express, the Sunday Express, the Daily Star and the Daily Star Sunday in London and Preston had struck solidly on Friday 4 April.

NUJ annual conference dodges the critical issues

08 April 2008
Delegates to the NUJ journalists' union conference were thrilled to hear reports of solid picket lines at the Express and Star's two centres when they gathered in Belfast for their annual conference last week.

NUJ protest against police harassment

01 April 2008
The NUJ journalists’ union called for an end to the harassment of its members by the police on Friday of last week. A set of guidelines on dealing with the media was agreed between the NUJ and the Association of Chief Police Officers last year.

Express Newspapers journalists to walk out over below-inflation pay deal

01 April 2008
Members of the NUJ journalists’ union at Express Newspapers are set to strike on the next three Fridays in their battle over pay.

Alan Johnston addresses NUJ New threats to Media Freedom conference

29 January 2008
Last Saturday the National Union of Journalists hosted a packed out conference entitled "New Threats to Media Freedom – how we fight back".

Reports round-up

22 January 2008
BBC workers need action over cuts The strike ballot of up to 10,000 BBC workers in the NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions was set to end on Wednesday of this week.

Call for industrial action at Reuters

22 January 2008
NUJ members at Reuters have called for the union to begin an industrial action ballot following the company’s refusal to hold meaningful negotiations over changes to journalists’ job roles, which it imposed on Monday of this week.

Strike at Milton Keynes Citizen

22 January 2008
Journalists in the NUJ union at the Milton Keynes Citizen newspaper struck from Monday to Wednesday of this week after management refused to recognise their pay claim.

All out for yes vote at BBC

04 December 2007
Up to 10,000 workers in the NUJ, Bectu and Unite unions at the BBC are balloting for strike action against devastating compulsory redundancies. The ballot closes in the second week of January.

Michelle Stanistreet: Stand up for journalists

06 November 2007
Thousands of journalists across Britain and Ireland protested against worsening conditions in their industry this week, taking part in a series of events and demonstrations called by the National Union of Journalists (NUJ).

Planning for Stand up for Journalism day

30 October 2007
Journalists in the NUJ union are preparing for the Stand up for Journalism day of action in defence of quality and standards in the profession on Monday of next week.

Coventry journalists set to ballot for strikes

02 October 2007
Some 40 members of the NUJ journalists' union at the Coventry Telegraph are balloting for strike action over inadequate editorial staffing levels.

Remember to defend journalism on 5 November

28 August 2007
The NUJ journalists’ union is mobilising for its Stand Up For Journalism day of action on Monday 5 November.

A Disappearing number - Complicite

31 July 2007
In A Disappearing Number – Complicite’s much anticipated new producation – the mathematician GH Hardy seeks to comprehend the ideas of the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan in the chilly English surroundings of Cambridge during the First World War.

BBC union reps vote to reject management pay offer

12 June 2007
Workers at the BBC could join the pay revolt. A national meeting of Bectu, NUJ and Amicus union reps voted unanimously last week to reject the BBC’s pay offer.

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