Records of the National Union of Journalists: York County & Press Chapel Minute Book

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minute book covering an important period in the history of the Union where production of the Evening Press was halted by a dispute with the print workers' union NGA.

Administrative / Biographical History

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) is a trade union for journalists and other professionals working in journalism. It campaigns for pay and conditions as well as promoting media freedom and ethical standards across the UK and Europe.

The NUJ was founded in 1907. In 1911 it became an Approved Society under the National Insurance Act which enabled it to provide unemployment pay, hardship benefits and legal aid. In 1926 it joined the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) along with twelve other nations. In 2006 membership numbers surpassed 40,000.

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available subject to the usual terms and conditions of access to Archives and Local History collections.

Other Finding Aids

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Tester, Community Collections and Outreach Archivist, December 2014.

Conditions Governing Use

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