The NUJ's London Photographers' Branch has voted to adopt the model letter (above) to send to the Guardian which has, according to the union, unilaterally imposed cuts to the rates paid for photographs after years of having agreed them with the NUJ. "I am shocked at this outrageous behaviour by the Guardian," said NUJ freelance organiser John Toner, "I suspect few of its readers realise that this is the sort of bucaneering bullying that the Guardian gets up to in its dealings with working people. This latest smash and grab comes on top of the unilateral scrapping last year of reproduction fees for commissioned work."
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