NUJ agrees financial plan
26 May 2012
The NUJ has adopted a programme of measures to protect the union against the impact of the recession in the media industry and to continue the effectiveness of the NUJ in defending member's interests.
The NUJ National Executive Council (NEC) agreed a strategy on Friday (25 May) that involves cuts across all areas of union expenditure, including provision for staff redundancies, in order to meet problems being caused by a fall in union income, rising costs and the challenging industrial environment.
Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ General Secretary, said:
"This is not the first time the NUJ has had to take decisive action to deal with financial difficulties. Previous solutions to falling income, resulting from a fall in employment in our industries, have sustained us until now.
"But we are conscious that if we are to plan responsibly for the future of the union, and the members whom we serve, we need a comprehensive strategy which involves managing expenditure and practising good housekeeping while continuing to provide the service to NUJ members which they are entitled to expect.
"As an immediate priority, we will be extending the union's activities and membership across all sectors of the industry where the union's protection is needed by journalists now more than ever before."