Vacancies on NUJ Councils
THERE ARE vacant seats on NUJ Councils that meet periodically to formulate union policy in its various sectors. Vacancies are open to freelance members who work in particular industries, who represent a particular geographical region or belong to a specific demographic.
Of interest to LFB members - the Freelance Industrial Councilseeks a member from East Anglia.
The Union's National Executive Council (NEC, its decision-making body) has vacancies for a member working in books and two based in South East England.
You need to be recognised as working in the sector for the Industrial Council for which you want to stand. Contact the NUJ Membership Department (membership@ nuj.org.uk) to tell them you wish to be recorded as being in that sector or demographic and also as a freelance. For South East England geographical seats your postcode needs to be outside London. (Richmond, fo example, counts as "South East England" for these purposes.)
Candidates need to have nomination forms signed by an NUJ Branch, sent to arrive by 22 May. To seek LFB's nomination, contact its Secretaries (Phil Sutcliffe or Tim Gopsill in plenty of time for it to be put to the 15 May Branch meeting for a vote. For more details of all NUJ Council vacancies and eligibility, ask by email to the NUJ's Leyla Yusuf for the Circular on Casual Vacancies.
There are a couple of vacancies on LFB's own Committee too, see here.