Saturday's emergency union reps meeting was excellent - good turnout, focused discussion and most importantly a clear plan of action to unfold over the coming weeks and months. There are measures to support those facing job cuts now, measures to tackle the pay freezes imposed by some companies and most importantly a plan for co-ordinating the activity across the local newspaper industry.
On Monday morning we set about getting the message out to our members that the fight back starts here. The story was picked up by a range of media yesterday. I also wrote a piece for Media Guardian and Tribune (to be published on Thursday) on our campaign.
Here's some of the coverage:
Hold the Front page
Jon Slattery's Blog
Found time to meet with the NUJ Officials chapel union rep to discuss staffing issues and then met with lawyers from Liberty to discuss a legal case we have an interest in.
Oh, and caught up on those hundreds of pesky emails...!