10 January 2020

Samira wins!

Michelle Stanistreet with Samira Ahmed

NUJ General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet (L) with Samira Ahmed

The London Central Employment Tribunal today determined that the presenting work of Samira Ahmed on BBC's Newswatch programme was equal to that of Jeremy Vine on Points of View. For delightfully sarcastic excerpts from the Tribunal's ruling see this NUJ statement.

Nine days fighting for equal pay

NUJ General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet has written an account of nine days spent accompanying BBC presenter Samira Ahmed - and crowds of supporters - to the Industrial Tribunal hearing her case against the BBC over the gender gap in he pay compared to male presenters.

It's well worth a read at www.bit.ly/NUJ-I29 - in NUJ Informed, the newsletter of the NUJ's National Executive Council (NEC), the body that sets Union policy between Delegate Meetings. A decision on Samira's case is expected sometime during December 2019 at the earliest