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31 July 2018

Do you work for editorial at Sky?

If so you should join the NUJ

The National Union of Journalists is the voice for journalism and for journalists in the UK and Ireland. Change is always a time for concern; that’s why now is the time to ensure your voice is heard and that staff have a say in the company's future.

The union provides that collective voice, at the same time as taking up issues you may have at work – on anything from equal pay, flexible working and redundancy to disciplinary hearings, sickness and bullying. 

The NUJ already individually represents members working at Sky, but now is the time to recruit your colleagues and work with our sister union BECTU, for non-editorial staff, to build strong union representation and a collective voice in Sky’s future as a trail-blazing broadcaster.

The NUJ represents journalists and presenters collectively at the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and STV. Recent work at the BBC has included a major campaign on equal pay, with the union winning cases for many women on pay parity. It has also negotiated a massive deal on terms and conditions at the corporation, agreed democratically by our members. As a member of the NUJ you will be part of a network of journalists across all sectors of the industry.

We fight for transparency over pay and bonus payments and lobby for flexible, family-friendly working practices.

We also take the lead in defending press freedom and the rights of journalists in the UK, Ireland and across the globe.

Join online here

Membership rates are based on your salary.

Queries?  Call our membership team on 020 7843 3700 or email recruit

If you work in non-editorial you may consider joining BECTU

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ General Secretary © Jason HarrisMessage from Michelle Stanistreet, general secretary




The NUJ is the voice for journalists and journalism throughout the UK and Ireland – with more than 30,000 members working in all parts of the industry. The work of an NUJ chapel  (the workplace  union organisation) goes beyond the bread and butter issues of collective pay awards – whether that’s protecting mental health, tackling sexual harassment and securing pay transparency or closing the gender pay gap, ensuring equal pay and tackling stress at work, a recognised chapel is the means to securing more meaningful engagement.
But there’s also so much more to the NUJ. Together we stand up for issues that matter to us all as journalists. That could be on protection of source cases, challenging the growing surveillance that journalists have faced in the UK, tackling copyright grabs, campaigning against sexual harassment, fighting harassment of journalists online, defending our Code of Conduct, organising to end the gender pay gap, securing an inquiry into the future of local media and action to increase plurality, and standing with our sister unions around the world as part of an international community of journalists, many of whom risk their lives every day to do the jobs they are passionate about.
Our collective voice on all of these important issues makes a massive difference and means the NUJ is a union that more than punches above its weight – and our organised chapels are a key part of this work.

Reasons to join the NUJ

Employment rights

We negotiate higher pay, more annual leave and safe working conditions.


We fight discrimination in the workplace.

Legal support

We win damages for hundreds of members each year.

Press freedom

We defend threats to press freedom.


We have a code of conduct and campaign for media plurality.


We can help your career progression.

The NUJ and BECTU will be leafleting Sky's site at Osterley, west London, for eight weeks every Friday morning starting from Friday 4 August. If you are able to help, please email

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