Thursday, November 12, 2009

Global London

Have spent a full day with representatives from the International Federation of Journalists and unions, media and journalism colleges in South Africa, Denmark, Belgium, Canada, Australia, Spain as part of the IFJ Future of Journalism group, discussing the changes to media, jobs and union organising priorities. We are putting together a report and action plan for journalists' unions. I will present details of the first draft on Saturday morning to the IFJ Executive which is meeting in London.

Yesterday I met with our officials dealing with Trinity Mirror to plan responses to the proposal to axe the final salary pension scheme before a meeting with union leaders from the PCS, RMT, FBU, URTU and NAPO to plan a major trade union conference for early next year and discuss our lobbying and amendments around the Equality Bill, the Agency Workers' Directive and public services, including public service broadcasting.

Had a management meeting yesterday afternoon and a big run through all the details for the union's conference which takes place at the end of next week.

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