Monday, June 6

Birmingham and Coventry NUJ

Calling notice - Branch Meeting - Thursday 16th June
Old Windmill
Spon Street
Coventry Cv1 3Ba
6:00pm for 6:30pm start

Guest speaker Christine Buckley, editor of 'The Journalist'
Christine Buckley has brought the first major change of style and design to the NUJ publication The Journalist since it went from newspaper to magazine style 17 years ago.
"I've sought to make the new magazine reflective of the diverse, active union that the NUJ is, and I intend that it should echo the voices of our members from across the union. Communication with members is a cornerstone of how the NUJ operates, and The Journalist editor is elected in a union-wide ballot which affirms the publication's independence of the union's leadership and of any faction." Christine Buckley

Like it, don't like it, could it be better, here's your chance to make your views known to Christine.

1) Introduction by chair/those attending / apologies
2) Christine Buckley to address those attending
3) Minutes of May meeting
4) Secretary/Treasurers reports
5) Pending industrial disputes - June 30th day of action against the cuts
6) Branch reports/national reports
7) Any other business

NUJ Pride: Celebrating/supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual members
Equality is at the heart of everything the NUJ does. NUJ Pride is a forum which celebrates and supports our LGBT members and those who support us, providing a safe place for members to discuss issues which impact on our professional lives and the media organisations which we work for.
Where We Stand:

Birmingham & Coventry Against the Cuts
Strike Day Demonstration- Thursday June 30th 2011
Assemble 12:00 noon, Victoria Square, Birmingham B1 1BB
For a rally and march.

This will be a regional demonstration for all towns/cities/boroughs in the West Midlands, and striking workers will be coming to the city centre from picket lines to join the protest. Nationally, ballots are being conducted by NUT, ATL, NAHT, PCS UNISON, over pensions/redundancies/arbitrary changes to contracts.

Coventry Against The Cuts go here . . . . Phone: 079 5277 0412

Birmingham Against The Cuts is a group formed by Trade Unions, Service Groups, User Groups and Campaign Groups in Birmingham to oppose the cuts being made by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalitions both nationally and locally.
More details here . . . .

NUJ national delegate meeting instructed the NUJ NEC:
To work with other trade unions and campaigning organisations to stop the cuts in local areas by encouraging chapels and branches to send delegates to campaign meetings and involve as many of their members as possible in anti-cuts activity.

NUJ Customized Workshops - Working for you
Branch is willing if there is a demand to organize local free workshops, which we hope would increase your skills, some suggestions:
'Writing for the web'
'Feature Writing'
'Improving your CV'
'Writing your first book/screen writing'
'Build your own Website '
There is an extensive list of NUJ workshops here . . . .

If interested contact: "Barbara Goulden" <>

Motions carried at NUJ Delegate Meeting 2011
Now available to download complete list of all motions carried at the Delegate meeting, which took place last April. All motions from Birmingham & Coventry branch were passed.

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