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Friday 29 June 2018

NUJ in parliament

Palestinian journalists want the right to work, and the right to do so freely and safely.

Representatives from the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate (PJS) are visiting London next week, and the NUJ has organised a public meeting in parliament on Wednesday 4 July starting 18.30 – 20.00 in committee room 16 in the House of Commons.

Come to the meeting to hear about what is happening to our colleagues.

The speakers confirmed for the meeting include Nasser Abu Bakar - PJS president, Michelle Stanistreet - NUJ general secretary, Musa Shaer - Ramallah photojournalist, Grahame Morris MP (Labour), Liz Saville Roberts MP (Plaid Cymru), Baroness Bonham Carter (Liberal Democrat), Tommy Shephard MP (SNP) and a representative from the Conservative Party has also been invited.

The event is advertised on the NUJ website if you want to share the details with colleagues and on social media. All welcome.

NUJ democracy

The NUJ's policy, objectives and campaigning priorities are decided at the NUJ conference called 'delegate meeting' (DM).

All the policy agreed at DM 2018 is now available in the resolutions document - it contains the final text of all the motions debated and agreed.

The document is now available for members to download from the NUJ website:

DM 2018 resolutions

Together against Trump

Donald Trump is coming to Britain on Friday 13 July. In response, protest actions will take place across the country as part of the Carnival of Resistance.

To find out more information and to check if there is a local event near you, visit the Stop Trump website.

Irish pride

For NUJ members wishing to join trade union colleagues at #DublinPride on Saturday 30 June, the NUJ will be meeting at St Stephen's Green South before 13.00 - slot B21 across from the park entrance.

Irish newspapers

If you live on the island of Ireland and have worked in the Irish newspaper industry, PhD student Daniel Carey wants to hear from you.

Daniel is carrying out an oral history project entitled 'The working lives of former journalists and editors in Ireland: Continuity and change' and he is seeking volunteers to be interviewed.

Contact Daniel via email if you want to participate:

Mary Macarthur Trust

The Mary Macarthur Trust was created in 1922 in memory of a trade unionist who promoted the concept of equal pay, conditions and employment rights for women.

The Trust continues today to pursue her ideals and it provides financial assistance to enable women, without any realistic hope of a holiday, with the possibility of enjoying a break in their working lives.

If not yourself, you may know a woman work colleague who has fallen on hard times, by reason of illness, problems in relationships or facing other similar issues and who would benefit from a holiday which otherwise appears out of reach.

If you have someone in mind and want further information please visit the Trust's website.

Newspaper training

The Guardian and Observer have launched a year-long digital sub-editor traineeship scheme starting in September 2018. Trainees will rotate through different work areas including news, sport and features. Successful trainees will also receive a National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) qualification at the end.

Four trainees will be given the opportunity to work on leading editorial projects, learning first-hand how to produce compelling stories, use in-house digital tools and learn skills ranging from digital optimisation to media law and ethics.

The scheme is open to all entry level and early career journalists.

More information about the scheme is available on the Guardian's website.

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