Here's an article I've written for the Editorial Photographers UK website challenging some of the perception that the NUJ "obviously doesn’t care about their [photographers'] concerns”.
There has been some hugely inaccurate reporting and some laughable comment pieces about the NUJ in a few places in recent weeks.
For example did you know that I broke off from my holiday to write a strongly worded letter that forced the closure of an NUJ-funded email discussion list. No neither did I. Because I didn't. But the British Journal of Photography seems to know better and despite writing to the editor some time ago pointing this out they haven't even acknowledged the inaccuracy.
So I'm the enemy of free speech and I didn't even know. This NUJ leadership in control freakery storm theme is taken up by Pete Jenkins an NEC member on this very blog (yes that's right I'm the enemy of free speech who enables those who want to say that to post on my blog).
Anyway I hope the article sets out just some of the hard work the NUJ does do with and on behalf of photographers as it does for members in all sectors.