Old Wapping stares

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NUJ officials and activists leafleted around News International's Thomas More Square site in Wapping, East London, on 21 July.

Organisers from the NUJ Freelance Office and LFB members were among those on hand to offer support at a drop-in legal clinic, for both NUJ members and non-members. This followed the sudden closure of the News of the World, putting around 200 News International staff on gardening leave, with regular NotW freelances expected to lose work too.

The NUJ was "derecognised" at News International in 1986, when Murdoch moved his titles to Wapping, although there are understood to be more than 100 NUJ members working across News International titles.

NUJ freelances who do regular work for NI titles are asked to contact the membership department to ensure their details are up to date.

Any NUJ freelances who are owed money by NotW, or who have worries about future shifts, should contact the Freelance Office for advice.

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