The NUJ ethics council, which carries rulebook delegated authority for ethical matters including codes of practice, met and discussed the Impress draft code of practice on 23 September 2016. This document includes the key issues raised by the council and has been submitted to Impress.
In July 2016 the parliamentary Health Committee launched an inquiry into the action which is necessary to improve suicide prevention in England. The NUJ submission to the inquiry highlights the union's ethical work.
The union has called on the Consumer Protection and Competition Commission not to approve the acquisition of the Anglo Celt, Connaught Telegraph, Offaly Independent, Westmeath Independent, the Westmeath Examiner and the Meath Chronicle and is urging communications minister, Denis Naughten, to use his powers to veto the proposed share transfer to INM.
Pregnant women are protected from harm in the workplace and have the right not to be dismissed or unfavourably treated because of their pregnancy. Most employed mothers are entitled to 52 weeks’ maternity leave and 39 weeks’ Statutory Maternity Pay or Maternity Allowance. Mothers with children born on or after 5 April 2015 may also be able to convert some of their maternity leave and pay into Shared Parental Leave and Pay which they or their partner can take on a more flexible basis in the first year of their child’s life.
This booklet describes how these rights work. It also provides information on the right to unpaid parental leave, the right to request flexible working and the right to emergency time off for dependants, which may help mothers balance paid work with bringing up their children.
You are protected from sexual harassment in the workplace by the Equality Act 2010. The Equality Act 2010 defines sexual harassment as unwanted conduct of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect of violating someone’s dignity, or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment for them. It does not matter how long you have worked for your employer or whether you are a permanent employee, an apprentice or trainee, on a fixed-term contract or supplied by an agency, you are still protected by this legislation. This booklet describes the offence, its impact and the rights you have to fight back if it happens.
Unions have a crucial role in ensuring that all workers are able to do their jobs free from harassment. This guide for reps will help you deal with cases of sexual harassment in the workplace,
A TUC guide to protecting migrant and Black and Minority Ethnic workers from violence, harassment and abuse.
Unions, employers and the government must redouble efforts to tackle the increase in racism following the vote to leave the EU, according to this TUC report.
The NUJ's response to the College of Policing's draft guidelines on media/police relations
This guide provides additional facts and figures to back up the manifesto. It encourages supporters to invite speakers or set up discussion around the issues raised by the manifesto, to approach politicians to support the demands, and to promote understanding through local action and social media. It encourages activists to set up alliances with organisations of disabled people and to support their campaigns and actions at local level.