Vacancies on NUJ Councils
THERE ARE vacancies on the NUJ's national-level Councils, bodies made up of members that meet regularly to formulate policy and oversee activity in sections of the membership. There are Industrial Councils for work-related areas - among them the Freelance Industrial Council (FIC), which has a vacant seat representing Black Members, another for a member with a London address and one for North West England as well.
The Photographers' Council has a vacancy for a member from South East England - with a postcode outside London.
Other Industrial Council seats cover regional or specialised areas; there is a list of the current vacancies on the various Industrial Councils on. the NUJ website. (Any queries on this should be directed to Leyla Yusuf at the NUJ head office via firstname.lastname@example.org.) Freelance members receive travel expenses and small allowances for attending Councils.
For more on eligibility to seek nomination for Industrial Council seats representing a specific demographic, region or industrial sector see our guide from earlier this year.
Candidates first need to seek the nomination of an NUJ Branch (not necessarily their own Branch). If you are seeking LFB's nomination to stand, you will need to email to Branch Secretaries (Phil Sutcliffe email@example.com or Tim Gopsill firstname.lastname@example.org) in plenty of time for the Branch meeting on 12 November, (10pm the previous evening is not plenty of time.) The Branch is also expected be inviting nominations in the October meeting on 8 October. Or put yourself forward in person at either of those meetings - but you don't have to show up to the meeting to seek LFB's nomination.
Once nominations have closed on 20 November, if any seats are contested there will be postal and online ballots among the NUJ membership.