Newsquest, X-Factor violinists > your MP
PLEASE write to your MP asking them to sign an Early Day Motion (EDM) urging Newsquest to negotiate with the NUJ and to protect jobs and invest in journalism - see www.parliament.uk/edm/2010-11/1152.
And please also ask them to support John McDonnell MP's EDM on discrimination against trade union X-Factor violinists (see www.londonfreelance.org/fl/1101edm.html), and write to them about Charles Atangana's case while you're at it.
MPs of the NUJ's Parliamentary Group have advised members that if your MP has already signed up to an EDM - a petitions by MPs, of which government is usually forced to take notice when 100 MPs have signed up - it's still helpful to write to them congratulating them and expressing support, so they know they're not working in complete isolation. www.theyworkforyou.com will tell you who your MP is and which EDMs they've signed up to.