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NUJ Active – 2 August

Welcome to NUJ Active on Friday 2 August

Still locked out? NUJ Ireland women's conference, Saturday 21 September at the Teachers' Club, Dublin. It will start at noon and at 18.00 all participants are invited to Kinchee in Parnell Street for food and drinks. To register for this free event, please contact Lena Calvert, NUJ Equality Officer via email For list of speakers and more details

The NUJ will host an event for Black History Month in Glasgow. Sun, Sand, Sea and Scotland: Scotland's role in Empire, Slavery and the Caribbean will take place on Thursday 10 October at 18.00, venue to be confrimed. 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. More information and to reserve a seat please email For more on Black History month in your area, check the website

Send messages of support to the Herald members email See NUJ members vote for action at Newsquest in Scotland for more information.

Women and Sport: the Culture, Media and Sport Committee has called for evidence on what barriers remain to women's participation in sport and on the media's coverage of it. If you are a sports journalist or have an interest in women's sport contact with any information, views or anecdotes on media coverage. More details on the inquiry Deadline for submissions is Thursday 1 August.

Open meeting for 60+ members on 2 October at Headland House, 308-312 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP. It will start at 13.00 with light refreshments and finish at 16.00. Emily Georghiou from Age UK's policy and public affairs department is the keynote speaker. If you wish to attend, email Lena Calvert, NUJ equality officer on

Who killed my son?: launch of book which exposes the "biggest health scandal of our times" at Headland House, 308-312 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8DP on Monday 9 September, 11.00-12.30. Click for more details

The International Federation of Journalists World Congress in Dublin voted to renew the campaign to convince the Israeli authorities to recognise its press cards in Palestine. An international petition has been launched, available in English, Arabic, French and Spanish, addressed to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon calling for change. Support the campaign and sign the petition today

Sign the South Yorkshire NUJ branch open letter condemning the attacks and threats made by the far right.

The NUJ Netherlands branch is holding its annual summer social on Sunday 1 September at 14.00. It will be a picnic in Amsterdam Zuidoost, a short metro ride from Amsterdam Centraal train station. The branch will mark the retirement of Guy Thornton as chair, a position he has held since it was founded in 1995. If you wish to attend, or send a message to Guy, contact

Anthony Howard Award for Young Journalists: Haymarket Press funds the annual bursary of £25,000 a year for three internships of 14 weeks each at the Times, the Observer and New Statesman. Deadline Friday 17 August. More information on how to apply

The Thomson Foundation is sponsoring a new award, Young Journalist from the Developing World, for the UK Foreign Press Association Awards<>. Journalists under 30, working in countries with a gross domestic product per capita of less than $20,000 will be eligible. Deadline 18 Wednesday September. Find out more

Save our NHS. Join the TUC march and rally in Manchester on Sunday 29 September to coincide with the Conservative Party conference. Go to Liverpool Road, near the Museum of Science and Industry, at 11.00 and at 12.30 the march will set off via Deansgate and John Dalton Street for the rally in Whitworth Park, opposite the Manchester Royal Infirmary, at around 14.00. More details here

Sign the Index on Censorship petition calling on Europe's Heads of Government to stop the US, UK and other governments from carrying out mass surveillance. Go to the hashtag #dontspyonme

The Centre for London is conducting research regarding the possibility of introducing a London minimum wage. As part of this, the centre is asking for submissions on what level you think a London minimum wage should be set at. For more information and to take part

Trade Union Congress fringe meetings, Bournemouth. The Trade Union Coordinating Group has two meetings, Austerity Post 2015 - What's the Alternative?, Tuesday 10 September, 12.45-14.00 Meyrick Suite, Conference Centre. Chair: Christine Blower (NUT). Speakers: Ronnie Draper (BFAWU), Matt Wrack (FBU), Mark Serwotka (PCS), Bob Crow (RMT) and John McDonnell MP. The Real Cost of Privatisation, Tuesday10 September, 17.45 - 19.00 Bayview Suite 1, Conference Centre. Chair: Bob Monks (URTU). Speakers: Matt Wrack (FBU); Ian Lawrence (NAPO); Steve Gillan (POA); Simon Renton (UCU); Owen Jones; John McDonnell MP.

TV production company Chewing Monkey ltd, wants to interview people who were working in journalism in the 70s, preferably in northern England, to reconstruct life as journalists/editors, especially the technological, geographical and gender obstacles to success. Stories will be gathered anonymously. Please contact Juan Manuel del Nido

Sign a letter asking the Prime Minister of Somalia not to send a draft media law to parliament until the final version respects, protects and promotes press freedom, in line with Somalia's national and international commitments. Find out more and sign the petition

Training Opportunities in Northern Ireland: new programme announced by the ICTU and the North West Regional College. Prospectus can be found here or contact ICTU education officer, Kevin Doherty

Union Learning: Frank Vaughan of the ICTU is inviting members in Ireland to take part in training courses provided by the European Trade Union Institute during the next few months. All accommodation, meals, course fees, materials and flights where relevant are included in the course cost. All applications for places on ETUI courses must be made via Congress. See for details of the course in Dublin, September 25-27 in Athens, September 24-27 in Brussels, October 2-4 and in Madrid, October 29-31

Developing Resilience: free workshop on building and developing resilience, which will give you tools and ideas to help you bounce back from inevitable setbacks and maintain the momentum to reach your goals, Friday August 16. Read more about this free workshop here

Lots of new courses and dates for training courses at NUJ training on the website and Cymru NUJ training. For Scotland check the website, email: Tel: 0141 248 6648/7748

Support the Lost Arts campaign to fight the cuts in the arts. Join the campaign near you

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