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NUJ Active Friday 14 August


BBC Asian Network strike: please support our members who are taking strike action on Wednesday. You can read about the dispute on the NUJ website. Send messages of support to and tweet #SupportBBCAN.

#LoveitorLoseit: Take part in the BBC Trust survey and support the BBC. Find out other ways you can get involved on the NUJ website.


NUJ Pay Day: the union will be holding a major event to discuss the issue of pay in London on Saturday 31 October. Put the date in your diary, more information to follow.

Finance for freelances: accountancy firm HW Fisher & Company is running another of its evening seminars, at the NUJ's London head office, on tax for the self-employed and staff who have recently become freelance on Wednesday 23 September. More information on the NUJ website

Ridicule, abuse and trolling: this seminar on how to handle online harassment will take place on Saturday 5 September, in the Connolly Room, Liberty Hall, Dublin 1. List of speakers and how to book your place on the NUJ website.

Collective bargaining for atypical workers:the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) together with the National Union of Journalists in Ireland is holding a two-day workshop starting on Tuesday 8 September at the Jurys Inn Dublin Custom House, Dublin. More information on the EFJ website.

No to Austerity, Yes to Workers Rights: TUC march in Manchester on Sunday 4 October, as the Conservative Party holds its annual conference. More information and campaign materials on the events page of the NUJ website. The anti-trade union legislation will allow agency temp workers to be strike breakers. Send a message to Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, saying British workers value the right to strike.  Sign the petition.

Freelance Salon:London Freelance Branch presents Freelance Salon, a social and networking event for freelances with a range of speakers, at 18.30 on Thursday 15 October, at Headland House, 308-312 Gray's Inn Rd, London WC1X 8DP.  More details and how to book on the NUJ website.

Federation of Entertainment Union's Training autumn social: find out about the free services and courses the FEU provides for NUJ members at a social networking event with buffet and drinks on the evening of Thursday 10th September. Find out more and register for this free event on the NUJ website

The Fourth Estate: showing of a documentary about the media business at the Moston Small Cinema, Manchester, on Saturday 31 October at 13.00, followed with a Q&A with the director Lee Salter. More details and how to book.


NUJ video commission: the union is commissioning a video to explain to police officers undergoing public order training the importance of adhering to the official guidelines when dealing with news gatherers. It will be shown during training sessions at police training facilities.  The job specification is on the NUJ website. The deadline for applications is midday on Tuesday 1 September and should be made to

Graduate intern post: the TUC is recruiting a paid graduate intern to work in its Economic and Social Affairs Department for six months from October. Deadline for applications: Wednesday 19 August. More details and how to apply on the TUC website.


Gender gap in the PR industry: the Public Relations Consultants Association, Women in PR and PRWeek are launching an industry-wide survey following the recent government commitment to tackling the gender pay gap. You can complete the survey here. More information on the initiative on the PR Week website.


Statslife: the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) provides free online courses on science and statistics for journalists. These will help you improve your understanding of how to handle stories with science or health angles and how to best present them to your audience. Find out more on the RSS website.

This autumn the NUJ offers a programme of courses to enhance your skills and aid your career. These include: learning how to build your own website; an introduction to feature writing; Teeline shorthand; boost your income and job security; add PR to your portfolio; get started in InDesign; get started as a freelance; and an introduction to online journalism.  Find out more on the NUJ website.

Trade union training: new dates for courses can be found on the NUJ website.

Training in Wales: the NUJ offers a programme of subsidised, practical courses in new media and core journalism skills, including how to build a website, how to run a campaign using social media and media law refresher sessions. More details on NUJ Training Wales.  

Training in Scotland: the full range of courses and training activities can be found on NUJ Training Scotland.

FEU training: the next free workshop is Improving focus through "mindfulness" which aims to help you improve performance, efficiency and work satisfaction, Friday 21 August, London. You can book on the FEU website.  The FEU would like your input so it can develop the key training opportunities you need to support your career. Please fill in this short survey so it can respond to your training needs. The first 50 to do so will receive a free memory stick.


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