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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.
Welcome to February’s NUJ Informed, news from the union’s national executive council.
In a week when Facebook squared up to a nation state and its government blinked first, the NUJ is calling on the Chancellor to act robustly in next week’s Budget to acknowledge the vital role played by journalism in our society, and to usher in a package of measures to revitalise an ailing sector that underpins democracy.
The National Union of Journalists in the UK and Ireland has joined unions representing tens of thousands of media workers in Australia, Canada and the US in presenting a plan to save journalism from the greedy and anti-democratic tech platforms, which are sucking the lifeblood from the industry.
An arrested freelance photographer received a fine a week after his charges were dropped for covering a protest in Folkestone.
After Mark Zuckerberg pulled the plug on Facebook in Australia as it threatened to make him pay for the news stories it carries, the NUJ says it's time for the tech giants’ power to be challenged.
The union is part of a challenge to the public sector £95,000 cap, which compromised equal pay settlements and undermined collective pay and conditions terms.
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.
IFJ extends support and solidarity to threatened BBC journalist.
Politicians should be working to boost standards of public discourse, not indulging in petty outbursts that deepen hostility towards journalists.