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Election of general secretary

The NUJ’s national executive council will meet next week to formally confirm the election of Michelle Stanistreet for a further term as general secret...

05 May 2021
NUJ press card - rights and duties

The UK Press card is authorised by industry gatekeepers including the NUJ and issued through the UK Press Card Authority.

04 May 2021
Long Covid Survey

Please complete this online survey for workers who are experiencing or have experienced Long Covid.

04 May 2021
NUJ vows to renew efforts to defend press freedom

On World Press Freedom Day on Monday 3 May, the NUJ has stressed the need for renewed, collective effort to defend and protect media freedom at home a...

02 May 2021

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Covid-19 news

Long Covid Survey

Please complete this online survey for workers who are experiencing or have experienced Long Covid.

04 May 2021
NUJ marks International Workers’ Memorial Day

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the UK and Ireland pays tribute to all media workers around the world who have died at work during the last...

27 April 2021
NUJ backs the TUC's concerns over end of shielding

Union’s Disabled Members’ Council calls the UK’s government's decision a sick April Fool’s joke.

01 April 2021

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Irish Future of Media Commission news

Media Commission to hear NUJ call for recovery plan

The Irish government’s Commission on the Future of Media will consider the NUJ's proposals for media recovery and reform in support of public interest...

11 February 2021
Iconic plea for Irish government support must be matched by respect for union rights

The NUJ's Irish secretary has called on Iconic Newspapers to match its call for Irish government support with a change in its own attitude towards tra...

05 February 2021
Union takes News Recovery Plan to Irish Media Commission

NUJ urges a radical rethink of funding for public interest journalism.

01 February 2021

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Iran International

NUJ condemns execution of dissident journalist

The killing of dissident journalist Ruhollah Zam was a "brutal execution" by the Iranian state.

24 December 2020
BBC journalists express solidarity with colleagues at Iran International

Journalists face unprecedented challenges at Iran International.

07 October 2020
NUJ slams sham redundancy exercise at Iran International

The chapel at the London-based broadcaster says the redundancy exercise was a pretext to force out their rep who has led the recognition campaign at t...

02 October 2020

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Local News Matters

NUJ joins calls to protect planning notices in local newspapers

Loss of the notices would cost the industry £10m. Proposals to scrap them are contained in the government's Planning for the Future White Paper.

25 September 2020
Bullivant strikers resolve dispute by securing changes at work

The chapel has achieved significant outcomes over the last few months.

18 September 2020
Fourth day of strike action for Bullivant journalists

Journalists are again out on the picket line today as more support is offered to the strikers.

02 September 2020

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Industrial news

NUJ press card - rights and duties

The UK Press card is authorised by industry gatekeepers including the NUJ and issued through the UK Press Card Authority.

04 May 2021
Happy birthday SEISS – but many freelances left out of the Covid-19 scheme will not be celebrating today

Friday 26 March marks the anniversary of the government’s Covid-19 aid package for freelances.

26 March 2021
NUJ reacts to Reach's home working plans

Newspaper publisher Reach plans to close their offices and make most employees work from home.

19 March 2021

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Journalists' safety news

NUJ calls for coordinated effort to tackle online violence against women journalists

In response to new research, carried out by the International Center for Journalists and commissioned by UNESCO, the NUJ has called for greater coordi...

30 April 2021
NUJ marks International Workers’ Memorial Day

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the UK and Ireland pays tribute to all media workers around the world who have died at work during the last...

27 April 2021
NUJ statement in support of Sima Kotecha

The BBC reporter was subjected to abuse while preparing for a live broadcast; a man has since pleaded guilty. 

16 April 2021

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Union news

Election of general secretary

The NUJ’s national executive council will meet next week to formally confirm the election of Michelle Stanistreet for a further term as general secret...

05 May 2021
Vacancy: NUJ organiser

The deadline for the vacancy of an NUJ organiser has been extended to noon, Friday 7 May

15 April 2021
Glasgow branch donates £14,000 to NUJ charities

NUJ Extra, the union’s welfare charity, and the George Viner Memorial Fund (GVMF), which provides bursaries to journalism students from Black and ethn...

14 April 2021

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Obituaries

NUJ pays tribute to Eric Gordon

The Camden New Journal's editor since the paper was set up in 1982 has died, aged 89.

17 April 2021
NUJ tribute to Katharine Whitehorn

Katharine Whitehorm was egalitarian to the bone, a great columnist and an inspiring trade unionist.

25 January 2021
NUJ pays tribute to veteran activist Guy Thornton

Union reps pay tribute to veteran NUJ activist Guy Thornton who has died suddenly

22 January 2021

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