Saturday 21 May 2011

Barry Fitzpatrick confirms he is to stand in the election for NUJ deputy general secretary

Barry Fitzpatrick, the NUJ's head of publishing and former national newspapers organiser, has confirmed he is to stand for the post of NUJ deputy general secretary.

Fitzpatrick has long experience working for unions and was a Sogat official at the time of the bitter Wapping dispute when Rupert Murdoch sacked his Fleet Street printers.

The election comes as the current deputy, Michelle Stanistreet, takes over as NUJ general secretary from Jeremy Dear who is not seeking re-election.

Closing date for applications for the deputy general secretary's post is June 30.

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