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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.

Journalists campaign for release of Alan Johnston

15 May 2007
The NUJ journalists’ union is campaigning for the release of BBC reporter and NUJ member Alan Johnston who was kidnapped in the Gaza Strip in March.

NUJ conference: vote for action over pay

17 April 2007
The National Union of Journalists’ (NUJ) annual delegate meeting in Birmingham last week voted for the union to organise a day of action on 5 November over low pay.

Battle at BBC over cuts

24 February 2007
Thousands of members of the NUJ journalists' union are set to strike at the BBC on Monday over compulsory redundancies. Members of the Bectu union working for BBC News in London were also set to strike.

Action scheduled at BBC

17 February 2007
Members of the NUJ and Bectu media unions at the BBC have announced that they will strike on Monday 26 February in a dispute over job cuts.

Strike vote at ITN

13 January 2007
Members of the Bectu and NUJ media workers’ unions at news provider ITN are set to strike on Tuesday of next week.

Journalists win union recognition at Leicester Mercury and Newsquest titles

06 January 2007
Journalists in the NUJ union working for Leicester Mercury and Newsquest celebrated winning union recognition before Christmas.

Guardian workers force £500,000 out of management

25 November 2006
Members of the NUJ journalists’ union at the Guardian celebrated a victory last week after management offered a pay increase of 5.3 percent, which was weighted in favour of website journalists on low pay.

NUJ meeting plans way forward in London

25 November 2006
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.

Strike threat brings success at Telegraph

18 November 2006
Three days of planned strike action by members of the NUJ journalists’ union at the Daily and Sunday Telegraph has forced management to withdraw its threats to impose new working conditions on staff.

Telegraph to strike | BBC to take action | Campaign at Express

11 November 2006
Telegraph Members of the NUJ journalists’ union at the Daily Telegraph are set to strike for three days from Tuesday of next week.

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