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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.

Union stands up to Daily Star’s bigotry

28 October 2006
A revolt by members of the NUJ journalists’ union at the Daily Star forced management to scrap an anti-Muslim page last week. Workers organised to strike a blow against the Islamophobia that has filled the right wing tabloids over the last few weeks.

Reports round-up

21 October 2006
NUJ protest at Russian embassy The NUJ journalist’s union protested outside the Russian embassy in London last Saturday, over the murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Daily Star journalists' action blocks anti-Muslim article

21 October 2006
The Daily Star was forced to withdraw a spoof "Daily Fatwa" page just before the presses started rolling last night in the face of a revolt from the paper’s NUJ union chapel (branch).

Reports round-up

16 September 2006
Telegraph staff vote for ballot Members of the NUJ journalists’ union at the Telegraph Group have voted overwhelmingly to ballot for industrial action over proposed job cuts of 55 editorial staff.

Bolton Evening News workers boycott shift patterns

02 September 2006
NUJ journalists’ union members at the Bolton Evening News will boycott later shift patterns from Monday of next week.

Reports round-up

05 August 2006
No to ending final salary pensions Journalists in the NUJ union at Cumbrian Newspapers in Carlisle and Barrow have voted to ballot for industrial action over plans to scrap their pension scheme.

South Yorkshire Newspapers journalists' anger at cuts and low pay

15 July 2006
An overwhelming 86 percent of National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members at Doncaster-based South Yorkshire Newspapers have voted to strike.

BBC pensions

06 May 2006
‘The four BBC unions met last week – the NUJ, Bectu, Amicus and the Musicians’ Union – and everyone agreed that the BBC’s pensions proposals were completely unacceptable.

Independent newspaper

01 April 2006
Journalists in the NUJ union at the The Independent and Independent On Sunday chapels have voted overwhelmingly in favour of accepting a much improved offer from management on pay and conditions.

NUJ conference

01 April 2006
Battles over jobs, pensions and reporting the Iraq crisis dominated the NUJ journalists’ union conference at Liverpool last weekend.

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