Friday, April 15

B'ham & Coventry NUJ April Branch Meeting

Tuesday 19th April 2011
Meet 6:00 pm for 6:30 start

Old Windmill pub
Spon Street

Light refreshments will be served

1) Introduction by chair/those attending
2) Minutes of March meeting
3) Secretary/Treasurers reports
4) Branch reports
5) Report back from National Delegate Meeting
6) NUJ Deputy General Secretary to be elected, do you want to stand?
6) Any other business

The NUJ has elected its first ever woman General Secretary. Michelle Stanistreet, the current Deputy General Secretary, will take up the role from 1 July.

NUJ member Charles Atangana has won his appeal against Home Office plans to deport him to his native Cameroon, where he had been imprisoned and tortured and faces possible death in retaliation for his journalistic exposes of corruption.

North London journalists to strike as Tindle lets papers dwindle
Journalists at Sir Ray Tindle's North London and Herts Newspapers group are to strike from next Tuesday April 19 in defence of jobs and quality local journalism. They will return to work on Tuesday May 3.

Nearly 80 journalists in the North of England are to vote on industrial action to stop plans by Newsquest to axe 14 jobs in Darlington and York.

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