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MEAA outraged at Cairo court's Al Jazeera verdict

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, is appalled that once again an Egyptian court has found our colleagues Peter Greste, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed guilty of charges that have no basis.

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Statement from the Newcastle Herald House Committee

sm media“Members of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) who met after a two-hour presentation from Fairfax management resolved to walk out until first shift Friday.

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MEAA condemns latest Fairfax cuts

sm mediaThe Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA), the union and industry advocate for Australia’s journalists, condemns that savage job cuts at the Newcastle Herald and its Hunter Valley operations announced by Fairfax Media today. The cuts will see a total of 46 jobs go across the region – with the Herald newsroom bearing the brunt of the reductions, going from 61 full-time equivalent positions to just 24 under the proposal – a loss of 37 FTE positions.

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Changing nature of work makes portable long service leave essential

allianceWith an increasing number of its members in transient, freelance or short-term employment, MEAA, the union for Australia’s creative professionals, is calling for reforms to make portable long service leave available to all workers.

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