Tuesday 11 August 2009

NUJ petition over GNM axing repro fees

The NUJ has launched an online petition for photographers who are opposed to plans by Guardian News & Media to stop paying repeat reproduction fees for commissioned pictures.
With the help of the British Photographic Council, an online petition has been created.
The petition, in the form of a letter, states: "The Guardian and Observer have a proud record of championing the cause of downtrodden workers in other countries. We call upon GNM and the Scott Trust to behave in a manner consistent with their editorial policy, and respect the rights of their suppliers to be treated in a fair and equitable manner and in accordance with the spirit of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. As a first step, we urge you to enter into meaningful negotiations with the National Union of Journalists and other organisations representing photographers."
A demo is being organised for 9.30am on Tuesday 1 September at the GNM building, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU.

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