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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.

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

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.

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.

NUJ conference

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

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.

Tim Lezard: ‘Journalists must not be silenced’

18 March 2006
Some NUJ members have been unhappy about our opposition to the war, saying as journalists our job is to be impartial.

A victory for the union at TSL Education

18 March 2006
The NUJ journalists’ union has won back union recognition on TSL Education, which runs the Times supplements.

The BBC and Anna Teeman

10 December 2005
The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is planning to ballot its members at the BBC over the victimisation of union rep Anna Teeman.

BBC workers

05 November 2005
The NUJ and Bectu unions are campaigning against the BBC’s plans to axe foreign language services at BBC World Service, threatening 283 staff with redundancy.

Lessons from NUJ Coventry strike

27 August 2005
Journalists at Coventry Newspapers suspended their all-out strike against low pay on Wednesday of last week. The NUJ union members returned to work after management agreed a statement with the union.

BBC News 24

27 August 2005
NUJ union members at BBC News 24 have won their fight with management over the non-payment of an Extra Responsibility Reward (ERR) for journalists who regularly act-up above their grade.

Coventry NUJ strike continues against Trinity Mirror

20 August 2005
Journalists at Coventry Newspapers voted to continue their all-out strike on Monday. The 43 members of the NUJ union have taken over 21 days of action over the last few months in their fight over low pay.

Low paid Coventry journalists on strike ‘until further notice’

13 August 2005
Journalists at Coventry Newspapers have been on indefinite strike since Tuesday of last week. The NUJ union members have pledged to stay out for as long as it takes to win their battle over low pay.

NUJ union returns to the Sun

13 August 2005
Two decades after Rupert Murdoch though he had smashed the unions at the Sun, the journalists’ union is back at the title. The NUJ has a chapel of over 50 members and is growing.

Pay is the big story at Coventry papers

06 August 2005
Some 45 members of the NUJ journalists union at the Coventry Evening Telegraph, Coventry Citizen, Hinckley Times, Bedworth Echo and Nuneaton Tribune are continuing their long running dispute over pay and regrading.

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