NUJ urges NI staff to revolt against staff association – Press Gazette
The NUJ has traditionally had little representation at News International since the union-busting move from Fleet Street to Wapping in the 1980s.
Stanistreet said: “Change is possible. Just as the establishment of NISA was a loophole in the recognition legislation served up to Murdoch by politicians in his thrall, so there is a loophole that will open up the door to real trade union protection. If ten per cent of journalists at News International say they want NISA to be derecognised, the case can be made and won. With derecognition comes the opportunity for recognition of the NUJ.”
She confirmed that QCs Geoffrey Robertson and John Hendy are working with the NUJ on preparing a case against the Management and Standards Committee on behalf Sun journalists who have been arrested in recent weeks on information the company has handed over to the police. Concerns have been raised that News Corp disclosures have compromised journalistic sources.