Guardian: la lucha continua

Resistance continues to the Guardian's attempt to impose new contracts and unilateral rate cuts on freelance photographers.

London Photographers' Branch has endorsed a model letter in response to the contracts - see here - it sets out terms for use and re-use of pictures and concludes "Should my terms no longer be acceptable to GNM Media Ltd, please... destroy all remaining electronic copies of my photographs in your possession."

LPB secretary Marc Vallée told www.journalism.co.uk he'd had confirmation of his pictures being removed and commented: "Let's hope that the Guardian management will wake up to the fact that a huge amount of high quality content will no longer be available to them as more photographers refuse to sign up to theses cuts." Despite the brevity of this message, rest assured that la lucha continua.

It is not politic to say very much in public at present.

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