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Unions can help broadcasters reverse their “woeful” record on diversity

More women are leaving broadcasting than joining and the representation of disabled people and diversity in senior positions is woeful, according to the UK’s industry watchdog Ofcom.

DM2021: Equality (1)

One-day equality seminar. Menopause awareness campaign. Tougher legislation on sexual harassment. Recruitment of black photographers.

21 May 2021
International Women's Day 2021

IWD celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Today, the NUJ's women explain why female leaders in the industry can be game changers.

08 Mar 2021
How gender-based violence is silencing women journalists

Natasha Hirst told the TUC Women’s Conference that female writers are self-censoring or withdrawing from online spaces as a result of the abuse they suffer.

04 Mar 2021
TUC Women's conference: why we’re fighting for a fair deal for freelances 

Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, explains how Covid-19 has laid bare the precarious nature of self-employment – and how the union is pressing to defend vulnerable members.

03 Mar 2021
NUJ joins calls for action on gender pay gap reporting

The NUJ has backed the TUC’s call – alongside MPs, equality campaigners and industry leaders – for urgent action to prevent the UK’s gender pay gap reporting being shelved for a second year.

NUJ tribute to Katharine Whitehorn

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

25 Jan 2021
BBC “defended the indefensible” by spending more than £1m fighting discrimination cases

The corporation has disclosed it paid more than £1 million to external barristers and solicitors to deal with tribunal claims brought by staff in equal pay and race discrimination cases.

Francesca Sobande gives Claudia Jones Memorial Lecture 2020

This year's lecture is on Black Women’s Digital Media and Activist Experiences in Britain.

28 Oct 2020

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