Professional Programs

 

The Alliance supports our members through professional development programs. Find out more here.

MEAA Rule Change Notice

It is a requirement that registered industrial organisations, such as MEAA, publish on their website that alterations to the organisation’s Rules have been lodged with the General Manager of Fair Work Australia.

Read the rule change notice here.

Queensland Media Awards Announced

ImageThe winners of the Queensland Media Awards were announced at a gala presentation dinner over the weekend, following the Alliance's Brisbane Future of Journalism conference. The Townsville Bulletin's John Andersen received Queensland media's highest honour; the Most Outstanding Contribution to Queensland Journalism Award for his ?mentor qualities, commitment to the Code of Ethics and contribution not only to journalism but to his community.? The Australian's Tony Koch was also singled out for a special mention, taking home the coveted Journalist of the Year Award. Read more.

Performance Reviews At SBS

ImageAll SBS members can now view management's proposed new performance review, MyCareer@SBS, on the SBS intranet. This new system is intended to replace the current Performance Management Program (PMP) which has been heavily criticised for its inability to be conducted meaningfully and with transparency. Please email your comments to your 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).

Fairfax EBA Breakthrough

Fairfax EBA BreakthroughAfter a significant breakthrough in the enterprise bargaining agreement negotiations we are returning to work tomorrow as we had originally resolved to do. There will be a formal proposal to vote later this week. There will be a Welcome Back BBQ tomorrow morning from 8.30am at ODI in Sydney before a return en masse at 9.30am.For all other offices please gather outside at 9.15 to return as a collective at 9.30am, Newcastle Herald journalists will return from 8am, with staff meeting to walk in together. A group will meet in the King Street entrance for the 9am starters. Meanwhile the"Fair Go, Fairfax ? Don?t discount journalism? campaign continues.

Fair Go, Fairfax

ImageFairfax Media is abandoning quality journalism at its flagship newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, according to staff who yesterday rejected a company plan to shed 550 jobs. Read more at the Alliance's new website Fair Go, Fairfax: Don't Discount Journalism. The site has a petition, backgound information, editorials and other features.

SBS Refuses To Budge On Pay Offer

ImageSBS management refused to move on their pay offer of a compounded 13% for the next three years at negotiations earlier this week. SBS members are encouraged to bring their work colleagues along to our next report back meetings to decide the next steps needed to make management reconsider their offer, which fails to take into account  the increase in costs of living . Please 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 details of the next meeting. Read the bulletin sent to SBS members here.

Fears For Missing Australian Journalist

ImageNo group has emerged to claim responsibility for abducting Australian photojournalist Nigel Brennan who went missing in Somalia at the weekend. Brennan, 37, with his Canadian colleague Amanda Lindhout, Somali journalist Abdifatah Mohammed Elmi and their driver, who has been identified only as Mahad, have been missing since Saturday after leaving the Somalian capital, Mogadishu. "It is not clear whether they are being held for political purposes, bargaining chips or financial purposes," an NUSOJ spokesman told the Alliance. ?But journalists who spoke on condition of anonymity for their security said the abduction seems [to be a] pre-planned attack." Read full press release.