Your Branch needs you!
Elections for members of the London Freelance Branch committee happen at our Annual General Meeting on Monday 11 January. We need people to stand for the committee: see here for details.
The Branch committee members are all working journalists who volunteer to support fellow-members - assisted by John Toner and Pamela Morton, the NUJ's full-time Freelance Organisers, and their assistant Andrew Dixon. Improving other journalists' conditions of work, of course, does raise the bar for the way you are treated by clients.
The Branch is offering a free one-day course in minute-taking at the National Centre for Voluntary Organisations, for members who are considering standing for Secretary (including as a job share), or who feel they might want to support the Secretary with occasional minute-taking during Branch meetings.
We expect that there will be a free two-day NUJ Training course for freelance activists and officers during 2010: watch this space. For other support available to prospective committee candidates, see here. If you're very new to LFB, you may prefer to come to a few meetings and see how it works before approaching the committee about standing.