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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 secretary.

05 May 2021
Trade union leaders tell PM  to reject ‘insulting’ report and act on race equality at work

The NUJ has signed an open letter to Boris Johnson rejecting the report from the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities.

Facebook must publish editorial guidelines which appear to allow users to call for the death of public figures 

The National Union of Journalists has called on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to publish full details of editorial guidelines which the union says raise "fundamental questions about the standards set by Facebook in the treatment of a wide range of public figures and people who may find themselves in the public spotlight".

24 Mar 2021
NUJ welcomes the launch of a national action plan to protect journalists

The union said the National Committee for the Safety of Journalists’ plan was an important step towards ensuring journalists can carry out their work free from harassment and attack. It was launched with cross-party support.

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 response to the March 2021 budget

While welcoming the extension of the aid schemes, the NUJ is concerned that many freelances remain excluded and says the industry will need to adopt the union’s news recovery plan if it is to prosper following Covid-19 restrictions.

Afghanistan: three female media workers killed in separate attacks

The NUJ has joined condemnation of the killers of three female journalists from Afghanistan’s Enikass TV who were shot dead by unknown gunmen in two separate attacks as they attempted to return home from work on March 2.

NUJ’s last-ditch call to the Chancellor for a freelance-friendly budget

The National Union of Journalists has written to the Chancellor asking him to ensure freelances get a fair deal in his budget – and redress for the millions of self-employed who have missed out on aid during the pandemic.

NUJ Informed, Issue 34, February 2021

Welcome to February’s NUJ Informed, news from the union’s national executive council.

25 Feb 2021

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