Branch officers 2016
Chair: Joyce McMillan
Vice-chair: Simon Barrow
Secretary: Mark Fisher
Membership secretary: Andy Moore
Treasurer: Joyce McMillan
Training: Bob Smyth
Edinburgh Trade Union Council rep: Simon Barrow
Welfare: Paul Cockburn
Student rep: Alex Shaw
Auditor 1: Simon Barrow
Auditor 2: Rob Edwards
Neil Findlay MSP and Lucy Parker, artist filmmaker.
Wednesday 10th February 2016, 6pm – 8pm
‘Do we have a policing and justice system that treats everyone the same, irrespective of class, status, colour, religion or political persuasion, or do we have one that picks out individuals and groups for special treatment because they challenge the prevailing orthodoxy or threaten, even in a tiny way, the grip that those in positions of power have on our economy and society?’
Neil Findlay in Spycops debate, Scottish Parliament Continue reading
Happy new year, everyone.
Our first branch meeting of the year will be a busy and important one. It’s our annual general meeting when we elect the various office holders. Continue reading
I’m delighted to invite you to our annual Christmas party and extra delighted that we’ll be joined by comedian Susan Morrison who’ll Continue reading
The branch has submitted the following four motions for the NUJ Delegates Meeting in April 2016: Continue reading
Our annual Christmas party, once more in tandem with Edinburgh and District Branch, will be at Ryrie’s Bar, Haymarket, from 7.30pm on Monday 14 December.
By Claire Sawers
There were six women repping for the NUJ at this event in Caird Hall in Dundee on November 2nd and 3rd, including myself and Mary Lockhart from the Edinburgh freelance branch.
Over two days we listened to more than 30 motions covering a wide range of issues, including Women in Sport, Mental Health in the Workplace, Continue reading
Branch member Jackie Kemp wants to let you know about a free event she has organised at Previously…Scotland’s history festival. It’s a lively panel discussion about the events surrounding the Union of Parliaments called “1707: What Really Happened.” On the panel are Continue reading
At our next meeting we’ll be confirming the branch’s motions for the next Delegate Meeting which I hope to circulate in advance. We will also accept nominations for anyone who wants to stand for a DM-elected body. These are: Continue reading
Paul F Cockburn reports on October’s Freelance Salon presented by the NUJ London Freelance Branch.
No one on the fifth-floor of Headland House last Thursday evening was likely to argue with writer Hina Pandya when she pointed out that “the freelance world (of journalism) is changing.” Indeed, everyone (well, at least the half-dozen people I had time to speak with) at London’s first NUJ Freelance Salon was there to “get ideas” about how to continue making a living in the profession – whether they’d been in the industry for decades or had just joined the NUJ the week before. Continue reading