NUJ Pay Day: After years of pay freezes in the industry, the NUJ is holding a conference in London on Saturday 31 October, to discuss how to negotiate and campaign for better wages and fair working practices for staff and freelances as job titles change and the clickbait culture starts to bite. All members are welcome and the union is encouraging branches to send a representative. More details and how to register on the NUJ website.
Royal reporter or health corr?: this free NUJ event, on Thursday 29 October, brings together experts in their field who will give an insight into what it is like to be a specialist reporter and share some of the secrets of the trade. List of speakers and booking details on the NUJ website.
Claudia Jones: as part of Black History Month, the NUJ will be hosting a special event in honour of activist and journalist Claudia Jones on the evening of Tuesday 27 October. Please save the date of this free event. More details to follow.
Defend the right to strike: come to the Trade Union Coordinating Group's meeting at Parliament on Tuesday 13 October, 18.00, in Committee Room 10, to discuss the fight against the government's trade union bill. Speakers include Michelle Stanistreet, Mark Serwotka (PCS), Matt Wrack (FBU), John McDonnell MP, Ian Lavery MP, Caroline Lucas MP and Hannah Bardell MP.
TUC national demonstration: join the march against the government’s austerity agenda and attacks on trade unions on Sunday 4 October in Manchester. Assemble 12.00 and rally at 13.00. Trade unions and trade councils are organising transport across the UK. The Federation of Entertainment Unions has booked a bus, setting off from London at 7.15, arriving in Manchester 11.30 and returning at 17.00. The NUJ has 30 places on the coach. To book your seat email: firstname.lastname@example.org
London School of Economics media and communications department events: the autumn lecture series includes Christopher Graham, Information Commissioner, on freedom of information, Laura Bates, founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, Rona Fairhead, Chair of BBC Trust, on the future of funding the BBC and Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times, on news for the new world. Details are available on the university's website.
Labour in 1915 on the cusp of the revolutionary year: the Irish Labour History Society will hold a conference in Liberty Hall, Dublin, on the weekend of Friday 9 to Sunday 11 October. More details on its website.