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NUJ newspapers and agencies

The NUJ has been the trade union for newspaper journalists for more than a century.

NUJ members are employed by hundreds of national, regional and local newspapers throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as those working for international news agencies.

We represent all journalists, including reporters, photographers, sub-editors, content managers, multi-media workers, editors and deputies.

The union also represents freelance and casual staff in newspapers and news agencies. 

Job cuts, pay and pensions are some of the key issues we tackle as a union and the NUJ supports its local union representatives in newspapers and news agencies who work on behalf of our members.

Long hours, stressful conditions and vast workloads are common problems in the media industry and the union is here to help change working practices so our members have a healthier work/life balance.

The NUJ was a core participant at the Leveson inquiry and submitted evidence on the issues facing journalists. Our research highlighted the prevalence of bullying and harassment and the union has launched a joint campaign with other unions to combat bullying in the media industry.

The union provides ethical guidance and support for all members and strives to ensure journalistic quality is maintained.

The NUJ has a range of trade union and professional training courses available to members who work in newspapers and news agencies.

If you work in newspapers or news agencies, the NUJ is there for you.

Join the NUJ now.

The union fights to protect jobs and careers of all the journalists we represent.

Newspapers and Agencies industrial council

The newspapers and agencies industrial council (NAIC) consists of union representatives from these areas and aims to promotes and supervise negotiations and agreements with individuals or groups of employers on employment-related issues in the sector.

The council acts as an advisory committee to the NEC – members can contact their council representative and ask for assistance and the council can make representations to the NEC.

Find out who represents you on NAIC.


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