Media Monitoring Offshore

ImageClose to 30 employees at Media Monitors have been made redundant as the company moves part of its press operations to Malaysia. Alliance members at Media Monitors have denounced the move and are calling on the company to reconsider its decision. A petition is currently being circulated amongst staff opposing management's decision to shift jobs offshore.

Fairfax Negotiations Update

ImageManagement yesterday confirmed their position that there is no need for a collective agreement at Fairfax Digital. Our claim seeks to include all Fairfax Digital journalists in the current agreement - so they can have access to the fair pay and conditions fought for and won over the years, like last year's $1900 copyright payment. The Alliance will return to the Industrial Relations Commission to get orders for a ballot of Fairfax metro members for protected industrial action.

SBS Responds To Members? Claims

ImageSBS management have now responded to a majority of the Alliance's claims for an improved collective agreement for SBS employees. View their responses here or contact Katie Nguyen This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (NSW) or Jenny Farrar This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (VIC) for full details.

Northern NSW Journalism Awards Announced

ImageThe wild storms that savaged the central coast of New South Wales last June, stranding a coal ship carrying 770 tonnes of fuel, inspired many of the winning stories recognised at Northern NSW Journalism Awards over the weekend. Judges praised NBN television reporter and the region's Journalist of the Year, Paul Lobb, for his ?compelling, entertaining and extremely newsworthy body of work,? covering the plight of the Pasha Bulker, which lay aground off Nobby's Beach in Newcastle for three weeks. His reports ?brought to life the human drama? judges said.  View a full list of winners here.

Job Certainty At SBS

ImageSBS management have agreed to review the company's use of fixed term contracts, especially in the areas of TV and radio, during recent negotiations for a new collective agreement. Alliance representatives continue to the raise the issue of job certainty, with more than half of staff employed on a non-permanent basis. Talks will resume next Thursday. SBS members who have any matters they would like to raise should contact Katie Nguyen on 02 9333 0930 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Alliance Condemns Censorship in Beijing

ImageThe Beijing Olympics are shaping up as the most restricted since the Nazis hosted the Berlin Games in 1936, Alliance federal secretary Christopher Warren said yesterday, following revelations that China will not lift its internet curbs for the for 20 000 journalists covering the Games in Beijing next month despite previous promises.