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BBC licence fee must not become bargaining chip in deal with the DUP

14 June 2017: Seamus Dooley, NUJ acting general secretary, called for "a clear and unambiguous commitment" that the prime minister would not agree to scrap the licence fee.

BBC fails pledge to cut senior management posts

26 April 2017: A report by the financial watchdog the National Audit Office found those paid more than £150,000 had risen.

BBC campaign

4 January 2017: Love it or Lose it: the joint unions' campaign to fight for the BBC during charter renewal continues.

Rebel MPs threaten to block BBC licence-fee deal for over-75s

28 November 2016: MPs, including key Conservatives, will move to block a measure on Monday that burdens the BBC with the responsibility for funding the welfare benefit of free TV licences for the over-75s.

NUJ launches legal challenge to BBC deal with Treasury

22 July 2015: The union believes the deal which shifts the payment of free TV licences for those aged 75 and over from the Department for Work and Pensions to the corporation is legally flawed.

BBC caves into government in second shabby deal

6 July 2015: The NUJ has expressed disbelief that the BBC management has caved in to the government in yet another shabby, backdoor deal.

NUJ response to George Osborne's statement on the BBC

6 July 2015: Chancellor's move to make the BBC pick up the up tab for free TV licences for over-75s is a "cheap shot".

Google and pay-TV taxes 'could subsidise original journalism' 

15 March 2010: A major independent study into British public life suggests that new taxes on Google and pay television operators like BSkyB could be used to subsidise rigorous journalism.

NUJ motions successful at Women's TUC conference

12 March 2010: Successful NUJ motions at the Women's TUC conference in Eastbourne called for more involvement by women in their trade unions and also urged more democracratic structures in TUC committees.