We will be passing the hat for the welfare of striking journalists and their families at Branch meetings. As we went to press the Yorkshire Post group were on strike over job cuts, with Johnston Press colleagues in Halifax balloting for action too; and the Daily Record and Sunday Mail in Scotland were due to have struck, also over job cuts, on 17 and 18 April. Watch www.nuj.org.uk for updates. There was a comedy benefit in London on 15 April. Send us your fund-raising proposals.