NUJ agrees financial plan
Journalists' leaders have adopted a programme of measures to protect the National Union of Journalists against the impact of the recession in the media industry and to continue the effectiveness of the NUJ in defending member’s interests.
The NUJ National Executive Council (NEC) has agreed (on Friday 25 May) a strategy involving cuts across all areas of union expenditure, including provision for staff redundancies, in order to meet problems being caused by a fall in union income, rising costs and the challenging industrial environment.
NUJ General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet said: “This is not the first time the NUJ has had to take decisive action to deal with financial difficulties. Previous solutions to falling income, resulting from a fall in employment in our industries, have sustained us until now.
“But we are conscious that if we are to plan responsibly for the future of the union, and the members whom we serve, we need a comprehensive strategy which involves managing expenditure and practising good housekeeping while continuing to provide the service to NUJ members which they are entitled to expect.
“As an immediate priority we will be extending the union’s activities and membership across all sectors of the industry where the union’s protection is needed by journalists now more than ever before.”
The NUJ is the voice for journalists and journalism. We are an active, campaigning organisation seeking to improve the pay and conditions of our members and working to protect and promote media freedom, professionalism and ethical standards in all media.