Monday, 11 June 2007
SIGN FOR A BALLOT ON THE BOYCOTT
BALLOT ON NUJ BOYCOTT Petition
I've been contacted by quite a few people who wanted to sign the petition - but couldn't work out how to do it on this blog. So I've now made it into an online petition - just click on the link and it will take you there. It's another way of showing the National Executive that they can't just sit on their hands at their July meeting.
Once again, here is the text:
"As NUJ members we are dismayed at the passing of a motion at ADM calling for a boycott of Israeli goods. As members of a profession which prides itself on providing impartial news coverage, we cannot associate ourselves with this policy. We believe motions that take sides on geopolitical matters divide the union's membership and undermine the solidarity it needs to defend our professional interests and campaign for the freedom, safety and welfare of fellow journalists around the world. We call on the union to hold a ballot of all members to see whether they support the view taken at ADM on an issue which could have a profound effect on the way all British and Irish journalists are viewed at home and abroad."
NB Please remember - NUJ members only.