Author: Tony Sheldon

New Reach pay offer after strike action

More than 1,000 NUJ members, who work for Reach Plc, publishers of the Mirror, Express and dozens of regional newspapers and websites across the UK and Ireland, are currently being a balloted on a new pay offer.   This follows the rejection of the company’s 3% pay offer and the resulting one-day national strike. Members walked…

By Tony Sheldon 13/09/2022 Off

Freelancers’ home addresses to be kept under wraps

Freelance journalists, who work from home, will no longer be legally obliged to register their private address with the Chambers of Commerce, therefore making it public, according to a letter to parliament from the Minister of Economic Affairs, Micky Adriaansens. Freelancers will still, however, have to register a PO box or another alternative postal address.…

By Tony Sheldon 11/07/2022 Off

Breakthrough on freelancers pay rates

The Dutch journalists trade union (NVJ) are celebrating what it claims is a “breakthrough” for freelance reporters’ and photographers’ pay in a deal reached with the largest publishing house in the Netherlands, DPG Media. If agreed by NVJ members, it marks the end of a three-year campaign, backed by NUJ Netherlands, to establish a reasonable…

By Tony Sheldon 09/06/2022 Off

Journalists under threat

An international fact-finding mission led by the Amsterdam-based Free Press Unlimited has concluded that the increased polarisation of Dutch society, and threats from organised crime, pose a considerable risk to the safety of journalists working in the Netherlands. While overall the Netherlands remains a safe haven of independent media, ranking 6th  in Reporters Without Borders’…

By Tony Sheldon 14/04/2022 0