I would like to correct a misapprehension that I hope hasn't become widespread. To be clear: the loss of freelance cover has absolutely nothing to do with our agreement the (NUJ) chapel at North London & Herts reached with Tindle (Newspapers) recently. (See www.londonfreelance.org/fl/1107strik.html) We would never, ever have stood for that.
Tindle cut the freelance cover a few weeks before we resolved the situation. The loss of our freelance cover was gutting for us but we are now hopeful of returning it in full. In recent weeks we have returned freelance subs to our office and our next goal is to return the photographic cover.