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NUJ calls for an expert panel to investigate the murder of Martin O’Hagan

On the 20th anniversary of the death of the Sunday World journalist, Michelle Stanistreet said the failure to secure a conviction of his killers is a ...

24 September 2021
Tributes to Geoff Oakley, a “model local newspaper editor”

Warm tributes have been paid to NUJ life member Geoff Oakley, who has died in his 93rd year.

22 September 2021
Why the NUJ oppose Fire and Rehire schemes

Michelle Stanistreet's speech to the Fire and Rehire TUC Congress fringe meeting

13 September 2021
TUC Congress 2021

NUJ delegates join colleagues from across the trade union movement to agree the priorities for the next year.

13 September 2021

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Covid-19 news

Government must extend universal credit uplift

Many freelances will suffer when the £20 a week increase ends in September.

13 July 2021
NUJ statement on the Welsh Government Locked Out report about the impact of Covid-19 on disabled people

The Equality Council calls for scrutiny of the evidence that 68 per cent of Covid-19 related deaths comprised disabled people.

07 July 2021
TUC calls for long Covid to be recognised as a disability 

The condition needs to recognised as  an occupational disease, to give workers access to legal protections and compensation.

22 June 2021

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DM2021 news

DM2021: Tributes paid to Members of Honour 

The union’s latest Members of Honour – Gary Younge, Aidan White and Mary Curtin – were announced to Delegate Meeting on video. 

25 May 2021
DM 2021: Late notice motions (international)

DM agreed motions on media freeedom, Palestine and Black Lives Matter

23 May 2021
DM2021: Covid-19

Conference heard and discussed a range of motions relating to the effect of Covid-19 on members, the way they work and how the NUJ should respond.

23 May 2021

Irish Future of Media Commission news

DM2021 5PM Talk-In: NUJ’s News Recovery Plan

The week’s early evening debates started by discussing the union’s roadmap to protect public interest journalism.

18 May 2021
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

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Iran International

NUJ calls for end of harassment of journalists by Iranian state

Following the attempted kidnap of an Iranian journalist in New York, the union has highlighted the threats to the Iranian press in the UK.

14 July 2021
Unions highlight plight of Iranian journalists at UN event

Journalists based in London continue to be harassed because of the BBC work they do

24 June 2021
NUJ wins recognition at Iran International

The  union is pleased to announce it has agreed a formal voluntary trade union recognition agreement with the broadcaster

11 May 2021

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Local News Matters

DM2021: Future of the Media

Campaigns to support local journalism, a review of newspaper business models, Local Democracy Reporters and support for academic publishers

21 May 2021
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

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Industrial news

Why the NUJ oppose Fire and Rehire schemes

Michelle Stanistreet's speech to the Fire and Rehire TUC Congress fringe meeting

13 September 2021
#CEPOW: get prepared for a day of action on climate and workplaces

On Wednesday 22 September trade unionists are asked to take part in a day of action to Climate and Employment Proof Our Work.

24 August 2021
NUJ reacts to Reach’s half year results

NUJ responds to the half year results released this morning

27 July 2021

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Journalists' safety news

NUJ to report incidents of members attacked by so-called England fans

The union is to report incidents of violence against journalists and videographers covering the Euros championship to an inquiry opened by the footbal...

14 July 2021
Combatting online harassment and abuse - a legal guide for journalists in England and Wales

Today the Media Lawyers Association has published a legal guide for journalists in England and Wales focused on combating online harassment and abuse.

29 June 2021
NUJ raises concerns with Met over intimidation of BBC reporter Nick Watt

The union was reacting to an incident when the Newsnight’s political editor was abused by anti-lockdown protesters in Westminster. 

16 June 2021

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Union news

NUJ subscriptions

The NUJ’s new rates were passed following a vote at Delegate Meeting 2021.

13 August 2021
NUJ welcomes recognition at openDemocracy

The union now has formal trade union recognition at the media outlet.

27 May 2021
DM Week

Join the 5PM Talk-ins, a tribute to Lyra McKee, the comedy night with Mark Thomas and friends & branch and sector events.

18 May 2021

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Obituaries

Tributes to Geoff Oakley, a “model local newspaper editor”

Warm tributes have been paid to NUJ life member Geoff Oakley, who has died in his 93rd year.

22 September 2021
NUJ tribute to Rodney Rice

The National Union of Journalists has extended sympathy to the family of the veteran RTÉ journalist, pioneering broadcaster and NUJ member.

31 August 2021
Austin Mitchell, the first chair of the NUJ’s cross-party Parliamentary Group, has died aged 86

Seamus Dooley, assistant general secretary led tributes on behalf of the union to the former MP for Great Grimsby.

18 August 2021

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