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11 June 2005

Last chance to join women's conference

The NUJ is holding a women's conference in Manchester on Saturday June 18.

More than 15,000 members are women - some 40.4 per cent of membership but there are still only seven women on the National Executive Council. Forty-one per cent of chapel reps elected in the past three years are female and 58% are under 35. But they are paid less than their male equivalents.

Women's participation and representation in the NUJ is an important issue. Head office is funding the cost of hiring the Manchester Conference Centre from 11am to 4.30pm and is looking to branches to arrange and cover the cost of travel and, if needed, accommodation. The NUJ can cover any childcare costs.

Speakers included NUJ general secretary Jeremy Dear, TUC deputy general secretary Frances O'Grady, Thompsons Solicitors' Nicola Dandridge and NUJ assistant organiser Jenny Lennox.

If you are interested then email lenac@nuj.org.uk ASAP.

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