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.

Pr Workers Told To Contact Nuj Over Pay Discrimination

by NUJ

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.

The gap has grown from 17.8 per cent in 2016 and is the equivalent of 11,364 - or 2,253 more than it was two years ago.

This is despite the seven per cent increase in female managing directors since two years ago, said the report.

Edelman UK, UKs biggest PR agency, which reported a mean gap of 21.33 per cent this year, said it had been caused by the male population being skewed towards middle to senior roles.

Fiona Swarbrick, NUJ senior national organiser for PR & comms, said:

"We are saddened but not surprised that the gender pay gap continues to increase in the PR industry. What is now important is whether employers take measures to remedy this situation. Whilst some positive ideas are coming through, such as improvements in flexible working, it seems that nobody will address the elephant in the room. It is the lack of pay transparency which allows pay inequality to flourish undetected. Anyone working in PR who would be interested in working with the NUJ to tackle the problem in their own workplace should get in touch."

Item uploaded: Thursday, May 03 2018
Last modified: Thursday, May 3, 2018

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