The NUJ at the Trades Union Congress

Last week’s TU Congress (12 – 14 September) was a ‘dumbed down’ affair. It was held in London with reduced delegations from the unions – the NUJ had three instead of five. The idea to hold it in London with reduced delegations, was an attempt to stop moves to make the...

NUJ says farewell to Jeremy

Last Friday’s NEC meeting was Jeremy Dear’s last as general secretary, but before we got down to the farewells (which continued at his and his partner, Paula’s leaving party later that evening) there was a stack of business to get through. First item was to draw up a...

NEC hears that Jeremy is stepping down

This year the union holds its election for a general secretary and after having served two five year terms, Jeremy Dear announced to the FebruaryNEC  meeting  that he would not be standing again. Jeremy was the union’s youngest ever leader when he was elected in 2001...