Survey For SBS Agreement

ImageThe results of the 2008 SBS Collective Agreement survey will be used to compile a log of claims for the upcoming collective agreement negations. To make sure the issues most important to you are addressed, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a copy of the survey. A pdf version can be viewed here...

Fairfax Workplace Survey Results

ImageA disturbing picture of overwork with little compensation has emerged at Fairfax Media's metropolitan newspapers and associated websites, according to results of the 2008 workplace survey. View the results here. The workplace survey was completed by 441 Fairfax staff and is the basis of draft  log of claims for the upcoming collective agreement negotiations. Negotiations with management are scheduled for Wednesday June 11 in Sydney.

Learn To Sub (Sydney)

ImageLearn the fundamentals of sub-editing over two Saturdays in June. Kerrie Lee, a sub with 40 years' experience, will conduct this practical, intensive course on June 21 & 28 at the Alliance's Sydney office. $500 for Alliance members. Bookings and further information: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Unfair Fairfax Proposal Exposes Labor Policy Flaw

ImageThe Alliance this week revealed Fairfax's plans to try to strip more than 350 journalists of their right to collectively bargain for pay rises by seizing on a loophole in the government's workplace relations policy. Alliance acting federal secretary, Mark Ryan, has written to Julia Gillard to protest Fairfax's move and to call for the Government to clarify the implementation of its workplace policy. ?The implementation plan will put some 350 union members out of their award and, if the company prevails in the up-coming collective bargaining round, having to have one-on-one negotiations for their individual pay increases. Nothing could be more bizarre or distasteful than a Labor government achieving such a result,? Mr Ryan said. Read release here.. and letter here..

Alliance Launches 2008 Press Freedom Report

ImageBreaking the shackles: the continuing fight against censorship and spin 2008 was launched at the Alliance's annual Press Freedom Dinner last Friday night in Sydney. View the full report in pdf format here...

The 2009 Australian Press Freedom Media Dinner

Media ALlianceThe Australian Press Freedom Media Dinner unites a diverse range of journalists, entertainers and thinkers ahead of World Press Freedom Day (May 3). It is a reminder that many journalists brave death or jail to hold those in power accountable and keep the public informed.

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