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NUJ Active 13 September 2013

Welcome to NUJ Active on Friday 13 September

Go home on time day is Wednesday 25 September. The NUJ is encouraging workplace campaigns to make sure members leave the office on time at the end of their shift, so they can enjoy a proper work/life balance. For NUJ posters please email your name, postal address and number of copies needed to Or download the poster here NUJ Scotland version here

Join the NUJ online: the new NUJ website will allow potential members to apply to join the union online at, so make sure you sign up a colleage today. Contacts for branch and industrial councils are available in a members'-only section and members can amend their membership records using the website.

Creating without Conflict: free conference, as part of the joint-union campaign to challenge bullying and harassment in the media and entertainment industries, will take place in London on Tuesday 19 November, from 9.30 to 16.30. More details and registration on NUJ events calendar

Can we trust our news?: that's the question being asked at a seminar on Monday 16 September at The Helix, Dublin City University. Speakers include Kevin Bakhurst, managing editor of RTÉ news and current affairs, Peter Horrocks, director of the BBC's global news division, David McRedmond, the CEO of the TV3 group, and Paul 'Guido Fawkes' Staines. For a full list of the day's speakers see website

Still locked out? NUJ Ireland women's conference, Saturday 21 September at 12.00 at the Teachers' Club, Dublin. To register for this free event, contact Lena Calvert, NUJ equality officer via email Go to the the NUJ website for list of speakers and more details

Working in hostile environments: London photographers' branch meeting. Photographers Laura El-Tantawy and Guy Smallman will share their experiences and explain NUJ policy on keeping safe at home and abroad at 18.00, Tuesday 24 September, Headland House, 308 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8D.

The truth about Leveson and the scandals at the BBC: Michelle Stanistreet , NUJ general secretary, reveals all at the Glasgow branch meeting at 18.00, Thursday 26 September, STUC, 333 Woodlands Road, Glasgow. All NUJ members welcome.

Ageism and sexism in the media: Michelle Stanistreet will join speakers at the launch of the charter on ageism and sexism in the media on Thursday 3 October, 12.00 to 16.00, 76 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT. More details and registration on the new dynamics of aging website

Don't go breaking my arts: join a human chain in front of the National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, to protect arts funding Wednesday 18 September, 18.00. An evening of live entertainment follows at The 12 Bar Club, 26 Denmark St, London WC2H 8NJ (tickets £5 on the door). Read more about it on the Lost Arts website If you are going and want an NUJ placard email

The NUJ will be at the Digital Winter exhibition of the latest hi-tech gadgets, organised by Digital Seasons for technology correspondents on Thursday 10 October in London. If you would like to attend, please email and put NUJ in the subject line. More on the digital seasons website

Sun, sand, sea and Scotland: Scotland's role in empire, slavery and the Caribbean will take place on Thursday 10 October at 18.00, Blythswood Room, 5th floor, Mitchell library, Glasgow. Authors Christopher Dolan and Kei Miller will read from their latest books and actor David Hayman will discuss his latest documentaries highlighting links between Scotland and the British Empire. RSVP For more on Black History month in your area, check the BHM website

Black, white and blue: race relations in a future Scotland: how will the Scottish Independence referendum affect black and minority ethnic communities? This free NUJ event will feature presentations from key individuals within the field of race equality on Wednesday 30 October, 17.30 registration and refreshments for 18.00-19.30, Jurys Inn Glasgow, 80 Jamaica Street G1 4QG. Booking required: for more information email or telephone 0141 248 6648.

Claudia Jones lecture 2013: Monday 28 October at Thomson Reuters HQ, Auditorium, 1st Floor, 30 South Colonnade, Thomson Reuters, Canary Wharf, London E14 5EP. Keynote speaker Dr Nicola Rollock's topic will be Race and racism in a post-racial age: 20 years on since the murder of Stephen Lawrence. More details on the NUJ website and register at

Who has rights in your images? The Design and Artists Copyright Society is surveying illustrators and photographers to find out who has the rights to income from "secondary" uses of their work, such as photocopying in educational establishments. Take part at the survey via the London freelance website

Practical training on using the FOI Act: the Campaign for Freedom of Information is holding a training session on Wednesday 2 October at the Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA. You can book a place online

Stop the gagging bill: The government's lobbying bill is a disaster. It will not clean up the lobbying industry and will prevent charities and trade unions from campaigning at election time. Sign the petition and join the campaign Watch this film to find out more

Save our NHS: tell the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. March and rally on Sunday 29 September. More details on TUC website

The Larkin Hedge school solidarity gathering in Liberty Hall, Dublin, Sunday 22 September, 19.00: an evening of song, music and poetry to mark the centenary of the month of historic confrontation between the employers and the poor of Dublin immortalised in the famous Yeats poem. Tickets €15, available at the Liberty Hall Box Office, 0818 205 205, or 879 4333.

Lots of new dates for training courses: details on the NUJ website and Cymru NUJ training website. For Scotland check the Scottish training website or email: The Federation of Entertainment Unions runs free and reduced-rate courses suitable for journalists. For more information visit the FEU website

Free professional development events, supported by the Arts Council of Wales, which include developing your digital footprint and developing a presence on the web will be held in Cardiff and Swansea this autumn. For more details and to book a place

Training opportunities in Northern Ireland: new programme announced by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions and the North West Regional College. Prospectus can be found on the ICTU website or contact ICTU education officer, Kevin Doherty

The Peoples College prospectus 2013-14 is now available and has many courses of interest to NUJ members in Dublin.

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