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The recent delegate conference elected the union’s delegates to the International Federation of Journalists Congress to be held on 24 – 27 May in Cadiz, Spain. As one of the elected delegates I took part in the ‘tele conference’ just before Christmas, to sort out the union’s motions to the congress.  We agreed on the following, which have been sent to the IFJ:  Motions on the Financial Crisis;  Staff Contracts;  Future of (IFJ) Regions;  Impunity;  Future of Journalism;  and Gender. Six proposed amendments to the IFJ constitution from the NUJ UK and Ireland have previously been submitted as agreed by an earlier NEC meeting.

The union’s ADM elected delegates to the congress are: Jim Boumelha, Bob Norris, Mindy Ran and Barry White. Ronan Brady is the Irish delegate.