NUJ president scheduled to speak at Edinburgh meeting

THE president of the National Union of Journalists, Peter Murray, is to attend a meeting of the Edinburgh Freelance branch of the union, on the 15th of next month.

The Scot, who works at the BBC in Glasgow where he is a union rep, succeeded Glasgow-based James Doherty as NUJ president at the union’s recent annual delegates meeting in Southport and has promised to campaign on jobs, pay and working conditions.

Says branch chair, Mark Fisher: “This time last year, he joined photographers in a mass picture-taking session to protest against some of the provisions of the counter-terrorism act. He has also been on the front line in disputes at the Daily Record/Sunday Mail and The Herald.

“He’ll be in conversation with Scotsman columnist, Joyce McMillan, and will take your questions about everything from freelance issues to the forthcoming parliamentary elections.”