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24 June

Dear member,

Take part in Pride in London and UK Black Pride activities, sign up for events on pay and conditions in publishing and surveillance and check out the latest dates for professional and trade union training.

Dear Member

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United we publish: your pay – your say? Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, joins speakers including Guardian columnist Owen Jones, former global HR director at MacMillan Science and Education Tania Hummel and director of international and research for UNITE the Union Simon Dubbins to review pay and conditions in the UK publishing industry. Book your ticket for the event on Thursday 14 July, at St. Bride’s Foundation, London EC4Y 8EQ on the BookMachine website.

How safe are your communications? Placing secret intelligence gathering under the rule of law: NUJ event with speakers Sir David Omand, former GCHQ chief, and Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, at 18.00, Monday 27 June, King's College, London University. Book your place on the Eventbrite website.

Tolpuddle seminar: the Trade Union Coordinating Group's annual seminar, chaired by RMT's general secretary Mick Cash, will discuss the implications of the Trade Union Act with speakers including Caroline Lucas MP, John Hendy QC and unions of the TUCG on Tuesday 12 July, 18.30, Wilson Room, Portcullis House. RSVP

Cable Street 80th Anniversary: join the march and rally on Sunday 9 October to commemorate the Battle of Cable Street, when Jewish and Irish residents saw off Oswald Mosley's black-shirted fascists. If  you can be a steward, please contact Jonathan Havard at 

Pride in London: this weekend is full of events, including a parade in London on Saturday 25 June. Details can be found on the Pride in London website. On Sunday 26 June, members are invited to join the UK Black Pride free event in South London’s Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens as part of the Big Pride Picnic in the Park celebrations. More details on the UK Black Pride website.

Civil liberties, the state and the European Union: workshops on the refugee crisis, mass surveillance, racism, xenophobia and the far right and the defence of civil liberties tomorrow, Saturday 25 June, 356 Holloway Road, London N7. Tickets are available on the Statewatch website.

Fair pensions for women: join the Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) demonstration and lobby of Parliament to campaign against the unfair changes to the state pension age imposed on women born on or after 6th April 1951, on  Wednesday 29 June, 12 noon. More details on the WASPI website.


Preserve the BBC News Channel and BBC World News: sign this petition to tell BBC management not to close the channel or merge it with BBC World News. Read the NUJ briefing.

Professional & trade union training

Latest dates for free training for Stage 1 and 2 reps on the NUJ website

NUJ Training Wales: book for upcoming courses on Mentoring, Writing for the web and How to run a successful social media campaign.

NUJ Training Scotland: book for Adobe Photoshop and Writing for the web, in Glasgow.

As a member of the NUJ, you are eligible to attend free Federation of Entertainment Union workshops. How to use social media effectively, on Wednesday 6 July, in London. Also, How to drive traffic to your website, Tuesday 19 July, and Run a successful social media campaign, Wednesday 20 July, in Bristol. Book on the FEU website.  


If you are a young member (30 and under) you can become an NUJ learning champion for the Federation of Entertainment Unions. Find out more on the NUJ website: Organise your dreams and contact

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