Your Branch needs you

THERE IS a vacancy for a Welfare Officer for London Freelance Branch, to support members in trouble. Some of the work of the Branch Welfare Officers involves making applications to the NUJ charity, NUJ Extra, on behalf of members in need. There are some problems members get into that no amount of money can solve, so other tasks include listening to members, advising them and counselling them. This may include home visits or meeting up with members to discuss their issues.

LFB has two Welfare Officers - where possible one male and one female. Currently Tim Dawson is our male Welfare Officer - see his guide to what a Welfare Officer does at - and we have a vacancy for a female Welfare Officer. If you are interested in standing, come to a Branch meeting or contact a member of the Branch Committee:

The Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 13 January 2020 will elect a new Committee and also the delegation to the Union's Delegate Meeting (conference) in Southport on 24-26 April. For the Committee posts and what they entail, see and for more on standing as a delegate see our advice ahead of the previous DM at