NUJ Press & PR


NUJ PR & Communications branch
c/o NUJ HQ 72 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NB.
0207843 3700.

PR & Communications Branch Organiser: Fiona Swarbrick 0207 843 3729

Chair: John Millington

Vice Chair: Debbie Cavaldoro

Branch Secretary: Mark Whitehead 07906720141

Branch Treasurer: Carmel McHenry

Auditors: Charles Harkness & Barry White

Newsletter Editor: Lisa Browne

Branch Web Managers: Mick Holder & Barry White

Branch Equality Officer: Shumon Ali-Rahman

Welfare Officer Natasha Wright

DM Convenor Anita Halpin

Sector NEC member: Sian Jones

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Branch meetings from May 2018

New Venue NUJ HQ Headland House, 72 Acton Street, London, WC1 9 NB. The building is fully accessible. The nearest tube/station is King's Cross/St Pancras International.

Meetings 2018: Wednesdays 6.30pm 10 January (AGM). 14 February (Conference business). No meeting in March. 11 April (including pre- Delegate Meeting matters) and 9 May (including report back from the Delegate Meeting). Please note we are now meeting at NUJ HQ, Headland House.


NEW Fresh hunt for Brexit-focused lobbyists as ‘the sharp end’ approaches
Friday, May 25, 2018
There has been ‘a lot of in-house hiring’ in recent months.
NEW Humans still needed: AI use in PR to treble in three years, report suggests
Thursday, May 24, 2018
The number of PR skills currently being supported by artificial intelligence (AI) technology should increase threefold in the next five years, says a new report that also promises many skills should "remain the domain of humans".
NEW 'New breed' lobbyists out in force at Tory think tank launch
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
A host of senior public affairs professionals billed as a 'new breed' rubbed shoulders with Tory ministers at the eagerly-anticipated launch of a centre-right think tank last night.
Average UK PR salary revealed
Friday, May 04, 2018
The average salary among UK PR practitioners has risen just 1.9 per cent over two years, according to the latest PR and Communications Census.
PR workers told to contact NUJ over pay discrimination
Thursday, May 03, 2018
The gender pay gap in the PR and comms industry is 21 per cent, an increase from 2016, according to the PR and Communications census produced by industry body PRCA and PRWeek.
Gender pay gap widens in UK PR sector - PR and Communications Census
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
The gender pay gap in the PR and comms industry has grown since 2016, reaching 21 per cent this year.
UK PR sector grows seven per cent over two years, says PR and Communications Census
Wednesday, May 02, 2018
£13.8bn - that's the value of the UK PR industry, a rise of seven per cent over two years, according to the new PR and Communications Census 2018, produced by the PRCA in association with PRWeek.
On 12 May march for a better future
Monday, April 30, 2018
Why? Because real wages are still lower than before the crash in 2008. Because three million workers are stuck on zero hour contracts, in agency work and in low paid self-employment. Because hardworking public service workers haven’t had a proper pay rise for eight years. Because our NHS is at breaking point. And because years of cuts have led to poverty, homelessness and despair for too many.