For the first time in two years, subscriptions for the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) have gone up.
Journalists’ subscriptions to the NUJ are to rise from 1 March, by between 8p and 15p a week – or between £4.16 and £7.80 per year.
The new grades (described at this link):
Grade 1: £150 now 154.16 a year. Grade 2: £189 now 195.24 a year. Grade 3: £260 now 267.80 a year.
The changes were decided at the NUJ’s annual conference at the end of last year and come into effect on 1 March.
“Nobody likes an increase in subscriptions, but this small increase is unavoidable if we are to keep the union financially healthy,” said general secretary Jeremy Dear.
NUJ subscriptions still represent “tremendous value” for money, Dear claimed. “Last year the union secured more than £3m for staff and freelance members who were unfairly treated at work, saved jobs, and secured improved redundancy terms. And it remains true that in unionised workplaces workers earn 12.5 per cent more than in non-unionised workplaces.”
The NUJ is also currently promoting its ‘union recognition’ campaign, encouraging more workplaces to work with the union.