16 November 2015 meeting

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:

Appeals Tribunal
Disabled Members Council
Equality Council
International Federation of Journalists Triennial Congress
Health and Safety Committee
Journalist Editorial Advisory Board
60+ Committee/Pensioners’ Parliament
NUJ Extra
Professional Training Committee
Standing Orders Committee
TUC Delegation
Women’s TUC Delegation

Michelle Stanistreet, the general secretary, points out that “successive NUJ Delegate Meetings have agreed that more needs to be done to properly reflect the diversity of membership, to persuade more women members to take up seats on the National Executive Council, industrial councils and DM committees. Current figures show that some industrial councils and committees have less than 20% women’s membership, for example. Under-representation also applies to young people and black minority ethnic (BME) groups. We therefore ask branches to encourage members from under-represented groups to get involved.”

You can now keep up to date with the branch on Twitter at: @NUJ_EFB

Film Guild Room
88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
0131 228 6382

You get to the Film Guild room via the corridor to the left of the bar/restaurant. Be aware there may be films showing, so please keep conversation to a minimum until you’re in the room.