The National Union of Journalists, the Bar Council and the Law Society have organised a meeting to discuss the Investigatory Powers Bill on Monday 11 April starting at 17:00 in the House of Commons committee room 11. If you would like to attend, email: firstname.lastname@example.org More details about the event and related campaign are available on the NUJ website.
On Wednesday 6 April, the UK is raising its pay threshold for non-EU skilled workers, meaning they will be deported if they do not earn at least £35,000. This could affect some of our members. This will be marked on the day by a party/demonstration at the Red Lion pub in Westmister. Details on the Facebook page.
May Day: assemble at noon at Clerkenwell Green, London EC1, on Sunday 1 May for the march to a rally at Trafalgar Square at 14:30. Speakers include Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and Frances O'Grady.
Freelance Salon Manchester: this NUJ forum on Wednesday 18 May will discuss ways to make journalism pay in new ways, featuring speakers who have done something a bit different and made it work.