Gen Sec proposes Recovery Plan for NUJ
The NUJ Recovery Plan proposed by NUJ General Secretary Michelle Stanistreet will be available shortly. At just under 3500 words, it outlines the financial crisis facing the Union - the result of the "pensions hole" facing most employers, and of a drop in membership as more workers are laid off in a shrinking industry.
The plan anticipates the point in the year - this September - when the Union's National Executive Committee (NEC) has to formally confirm that they believe the NUJ is a "going concern," and Michelle warns than unless action is taken before then, this declaration may not be possible.
Proposals for consideration include a recruitment drive, winding up NUJ Training (or putting it out to tender or bringing it under the Federation of Entertainment Unions, who already organise some training for the NUJ); NUJ staff redundancies; union subscription increases of five per cent, and a possible move to biannual delegate meetings.
Some of these are “rule changes” and would require resolutions to be passed at a rule-changing Delegate Meeting.
Please take the time to read the NUJ Recovery Plan in full.