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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.

Government considers alternatives to top slicing

17 November 2009: The UK government is to consider alternative ways to pay for its proposals on local TV news, following a campign to prevent top-slicing of the BBC license fee.

MPs urged to defend public service broadcasting

14 October 2009: Dozens of trade unionists gathered in Westminster this afternoon to lobby Members of Parliament over the future of public service broadcasting.

Don’t top-slice licence fee, unions warn Bradshaw

1 October 2009: Over 100 people packed an NUJ/BECTU event at the Labour Party conference on Wednesday.

TUC Congress backs NUJ cricitism of Digital Britain policy

15 September 2009: The British Trades Union Congress has condemned government broadcasting policy as "woefully inadequate".

Union postcard campaign opposes BBC top-slicing

4 September 2009: The NUJ and other media unions are distributing thousands of postcards for people to send to the UK government to protest about a possible attack on the BBC licence fee.

Academic calls for telecoms levy to fund broadcasting

23 June 2009: The UK government is being urged to move the focus of its Digital Britain strategy from infrastructure to quality content.

UK government proposes 'top-slicing' BBC license fee

16 June 2009: A government report published today has suggested using part of the licence fee to fund news provision beyond the BBC.

ITV local cuts given green light by Ofcom

21 January 2009: Communications regulator Ofcom has let down local communities in its rush to appease ITV, the NUJ says.