NUJ General Secretary Jeremy Dear is a busy man.
But in between addressing the TUC conference, writing for the New Statesmanand working on a plan for a new building shared with broadcasting union Bectu he has found time to talk to union reps across Johnston Press’s titles about group-wide action.
It’s a very busy time for the union at the moment: With some 80 jobs at threat at the Express, about 60 casual staff to be axed at the Telegraph, strike action planned again at Sheffield Star, possible action oncoming at Trinity Mirror’s midlands titles and rumblings at the Daily Record and Glasgow Evening Times, the NUJ has its work cut out.
And as we learned from Dear’s blog last month, reps from across Newsquest have met to discuss their own group-wide day of action. “Watch this space…” the GS said.