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Low wages and speed ups trigger action by journalists

30 July 2005
Conventry Newspapers JOURNALISTS IN the NUJ union at Coventry Newspapers are continuing their long running dispute against low pay.

Coventry journalists aim to make low pay history

16 July 2005
Journalists in the NUJ union at Coventry Newspapers struck on Thursday and Friday of last week.

Support Coventry journalists’ action

09 July 2005
Journalists in the NUJ union at Coventry Newspapers were set to strike on Thursday and Friday of this week to protest against low pay.

Media workers

02 July 2005
Sheffield Newspapers NUJ Journalists in the NUJ union working for Sheffield Newspapers are balloting for action over a staffing crisis.

Media workers

25 June 2005
Coventry newspapers Journalists in the NUJ union struck at Coventry Newspapers on Friday of last week as part of their campaign against low pay.

BBC workers discuss their next move

18 June 2005
The dispute at the BBC over 3,800 job cuts is at a crucial stage. Union leaders from Bectu, the NUJ and Amicus unions met the BBC director general, Mark Thompson, on Wednesday of last week.

National Union of Journalists conference

16 April 2005
Iraq and the BBC dominated the NUJ journalists’ union conference in Scarborough last weekend.

NUJ Left vows to fight BBC job cuts

19 February 2005
Attacks on the BBC and the union’s low pay campaign were two of the issues discussed at an NUJ Left conference held in Manchester. Union general secretary Jeremy Dear said he thought this was the best chance in a decade for the NUJ to win a ballot over strike action to fight a feared 9,000 job cuts at the BBC.


29 January 2005
THE Threat of more strike action by journalists in the NUJ union at the Enfield Advertiser in north London has won concessions from their Trinity Mirror bosses.

In brief

22 January 2005
Workers defiant despite ruling JOURNALISTS IN the NUJ union at the Enfield Advertiser in north London were balloting this week about taking further strike action against management cuts. The ten members struck for a day two weeks ago. Owners Trinity Mirror obtained a high court ruling to stop the workers from taking further action and forcing them to reballot. The ballot was set to close on Thursday of this week.There will be an NUJ Left conference on Saturday 12 February in Manchester. Phone 07801789297 for more details.

Galvanised by ruling

15 January 2005
TRINITY MIRROR Southern, one of Britain’s biggest newspaper publishers, last week went to the high court to stop ten of its staff from striking. Members of the NUJ journalists’ union on the Enfield Advertiser struck on Wednesday of last week against cuts caused by the merging of the subediting departments of four Trinity Mirror titles across north London.

Low paid to fight back

13 November 2004
THE NATIONAL Union of Journalists (NUJ) is preparing a nationwide Fair Pay Now campaign against low pay in the media industry.

How about recognition for a union that has members?

30 October 2004
JOURNALISTS AT Mirror Group Newspapers are campaigning to get their NUJ union recognised.


19 June 2004
MEMBERS OF the journalists' NUJ union struck on Friday of last week at the Blackpool Evening Gazette, the Fleetwood Weekly News and Lytham St Anne's Express over pay. They are protesting at a new pay structure that would leave fully qualified senior journalists earning only a little over £16,000.


05 June 2004
MEMBERS OF the NUJ journalists' union at the Blackpool Gazette and its associated weekly papers are to go on strike over pay on Friday next week. Workers on the Johnston Press-owned title have rejected an offer which would leave senior journalists on £17,600, or even lower.


27 March 2004
MEMBERS OF the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) have voted narrowly against a proposal for their trade union to set up a political fund. The move was rejected by 53 percent to 47 percent, a majority of just 579 votes. The debate on having a political fund was clouded by opponents who claimed it was an attempt to get the union to support the Labour Party.


21 February 2004
EVERY MEMBER of the journalists' NUJ union will receive a ballot paper this week over whether it should have a separate fund for political campaigns. It is important to say yes. The events of the past three weeks-Lord Hutton's attack on the BBC and, by implication, investigative journalism in general, along with the magnificent walkouts of BBC staff in defence of the corporation-show just how high the political atmosphere can get around the NUJ.

Council clamps down on press

14 February 2004
AFTER THE controversy over the Hutton report, Labour-run Haringey Council in north London is seeking a confrontation with journalists in its own press office. The journalists, NUJ members, have faced a union-busting consultant who wants to delete not only any reference to "journalism" in their job descriptions, but their jobs themselves.


06 December 2003
ALMOST 40 reps from the Amicus, Bectu and NUJ unions representing Granada workers met with their full time broadcast organisers at the ITV unions' campaign meeting last week.


20 September 2003
OVER 100 people packed a meeting to discuss how the media stokes up "fake" fears of so called Islamic terrorism. The meeting was held on the second anniversary of the 11 September attacks on New York at the headquarters of the NUJ journalists' union.

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