EVENTS


SEPTEMBER BRANCH MEETING

Join us for our Branch Meeting on Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 21 at 19.30.

The meeting is held at De Cooperatie on Tolstraat 160 in Amsterdam (Google maps).

The meeting is also conducted through the platform Google Meet. A week before the meetings all members of the branch will receive an invitation to join. If you do not receive an invitation and feel you should have, please send an email to Communications officer, Lyn Barton at info@nuj-netherlands.nl 

AGENDA

1. Present
2. Apologies
3. Minutes from previous meetings
4. Reports from branch officers
Report from NEC (TS)
5. Future branch finances (TS,KM)
6. Reply from Ukrainian Media (TS,AM)
7. Refugee Journalists – How Can We Help?
8. Chambers of Commerce – Law Change on Addresses (TS)

9. Update on NUJ national strike action in Reach Dispute – discussion on “what are we worth” upcoming pay claims. (This item will start at 8.15pm. Other items will be moved or postponed to accommodate timing).
10. AOB


JUNE BRANCH MEETING

Join us for our Annual General Branch Meeting on Wednesday, June 29 at 19.30.

This month NUJ Netherlands’ annual meeting looks back and what we’ve achieved, where we are headed, and with whom. Over the last 12 months, we’ve campaigned on freelance pay, post-Brexit EU working, violence against reporters, and journalists under threat in Ukraine. Come along or join us online to write the next chapter of our story.

The meeting is held at De Cooperatie on Tolstraat 160 in Amsterdam (Google maps).

The meeting is also conducted through the platform Google Meet. A week before the meetings all members of the branch will receive an invitation to join. If you do not receive an invitation and feel you should have, please send an email to Communications officer, Jens Anders Wejsmark Sorensen at info@nuj-netherlands.nl 

AGENDA

  1. Present
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes from previous meetings
  4. Reports from branch officers Report from NEC’s Development Committee (TS) Report from Continental European Council (TS)
  5. Election of branch officers
  6. Procedure in the transfer of communication matters (JAWS)
  7. Meeting with Bas Eickhout MEP on cross border working (TS)
  8. NVJ Freelance Fees fight with DPG (TS)
  9. AOB.

MAY BRANCH MEETING

Join us for the branch meeting on Wednesday, May 18 at 19.30.

The meeting is held at De Cooperatie on Tolstraat 160 in Amsterdam (Google maps).

The meeting is also conducted through the platform Google Meet. A week before the meetings all members of the branch will receive an invitation to join. If you do not receive an invitation and feel you should have, please send an email to Communications officer, Jens Anders Wejsmark Sorensen at info@nuj-netherlands.nl 

AGENDA

  1. Present
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes from previous meetings
  4. Reports from branch officers
    NEC Development Committee and Journalist Editorial Advisory Board (TS)
  5. Reporters Without Borders Press Freedom Index— Netherlands slumps in ratings (TS)
  6. Ukraine contacts update. (TS)
  7. Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation SLAPPS, latest EU and UK action. (AM/TS)
  8. Guest speaker broadcaster, activist, and gay refugee Jermain Ndhlovu, aka Sonny Jermain.
    (This item will start at 8.15pm. Items will be moved or postponed to accommodate timing).
  9. AOB.

APRIL BRANCH MEETING

Join us for the branch meeting on Wednesday, April 20 at 19.30.

This month NUJ Netherlands asks “How safe are we?” following Free Press Unlimited’s report into journalists’ safety. Also, what is the future of branch communications after the launch of our new website, plus updates on the NVJ freelance test case and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Disabled Workers Conference.

AGENDA

  1. Present
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes from previous meetings
  4. Reports from branch officers Application to NUJ NL from asylum seeker SJ (TS) TUC Disabled Workers Conference (SW)
  5. Brussels-based Ukrainian journalist Ivanna Volochiy (AM)
  6. Future of NUJ NL communications
  7. NVJ test case (TS)
  8. How safe are we?
    Report of Free Press Unlimited on the safety of journalists in the Netherlands (TS/NG).
    (This item will start at 8.15pm. Items will be moved or postponed to accommodate timing).
  9. AOB

The meeting is held at De Cooperatie on Tolstraat 160 in Amsterdam (Google maps).

The meeting is also conducted through the platform Google Meet. A week before the meetings all members of the branch will receive an invitation to join. If you do not receive an invitation and feel you should have, please send an email to Communications officer, Jens Anders Wejsmark Sorensen at info@nuj-netherlands.nl 


MARCH BRANCH MEETING

Join us on Wednesday, March 16 at 19.30 for the first face to face branch meeting of 2022. 

The meeting is held at De Cooperatie on Tolstraat 160 in Amsterdam (Google maps).

The meeting is also conducted through the platform Google Meet. A week before the meeting all members of the branch will receive an invitation to join. If you do not receive an invitation and feel you should have, please send an email to Communications officer, Jens Anders Wejsmark Sorensen at info@nuj-netherlands.nl 

AGENDA

  1. Present
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes from previous meetings
  4. Reports from branch officers
    Ongoing discussions regarding an application to join the branch. (TS/NG) Casual vacancies on NUJ councils (TS) Venues for future NUJ NL meetings (TS)
  5. NUJ NL new website (JAWS)
  6. Cross-border working update (TS/NG)
  7. Journalism on the front line—the war in Ukraine Group discussion on how journalists ensure that truth is not a casualty of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and how the NUJ supports colleagues reporting from the front line. Journalists displaced from Moscow have moved to Amsterdam. (This item will start at 8.15pm. Items will be moved or postponed to accommodate timing).
  8. AOB

WINTER SOCIAL

On Monday, February 21, your branch invites you to join the winter social at the Hotel Arena near Amsterdam’s Oosterpark from 19.30 to 22.00 (s-Gravesandestraat 55, 1092 AA).

The venue has a large covered terrace to keep some kind of social distancing.

There’s no set agenda except to meet, talk, and enjoy our community of English-speaking journalists. Partners and family are very welcome to join.


JANUARY BRANCH MEETING

Join us on Wednesday, January 19 at 19.30 for the first branch meeting of 2022. 

The meeting is conducted through the platform Google Meet. A week before the meeting all members of the branch will receive an invitation to join. If you do not receive an invitation and feel you should have, please send an email to Communications officer, Jens Anders Wejsmark Sorensen at info@nuj-netherlands.nl 

AGENDA

  1. Present
  2. Apologies
  3. Minutes from previous meetings
  4. Reports from branch officers
    1. Update on current membership lists. (TS)
    2. Report from the Journalist Editorial Advisory Board (TS).
    3. Update on new website (JAWS)
  5. The Journalist magazine update (TS)
  6. New hotline for journalists threatened or concerned about court visits (TS) – more information
  7. We do it because we love it..but for peanuts?
    Branch member Charlie Clemoes looks at young people joining professions they love, including journalism, but who are now facing appalling working conditions and pay.
    (This item will start at 8.15pm. Other items will be moved or postponed to accommodate timing).
  8. AOB

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