Calling all IPC Freelances. . .

THE NUJ and GPMU chapels at IPC magazines have combined to organise an joint meeting to push for rerecognition in the run-up to the Fairness at Work legislation coming into force later this year.

The meeting is on Wednesday February 23 at the Dogget's Coat and Badge pub on Blackfriar's Road, opposite the Express, from 1.10pm to 1.40pm.

At the January Branch Meeting LFB voted to donate £100 toward the costs of the event and we have been invited to send a speaker. General Secretary John Foster will present the Union's case for recognition.

There will be a free lunch buffet for everyone who attends. IPC derecognised the NUJ and the GPMU nearly ten years ago, but a recent management buy-out that led to reorganisation and staff cuts at the group's Blackfriars HQ has produced a groundswell of opinion among the staff that it is time for a change. As IPC relies heavily on freelance journalists and casuals to get its magazines out, the meeting is open to everyone who freelances there, whether they are members of the union or not.

Please do all you can to spread the word about this important initiative. For more information call me on 020 8287 198 or IPC FoC Ian Bottle on 020 7261 7874 (w).

  • Try the Within Reach joint unions' website, which should start getting regular updates Real Soon Now.

Mar/Apr 2000
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