Guardian & Observer chapel branch of the
National Union of Journalists


In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed:
they must be fit for it; they must not do too much of it; and they must have a sense of success in it.

John Ruskin, author, art critic, and social reformer (1819-1900)

Casuals and zero hours contracts

It has been again suggested publicly that casuals who work for the Guardian and Observer do so on zero-hours contracts. Read the NUJ chapel's statement on this.

Defending press freedom
– publish and be proud

Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger is due to appear before the House of Commons home affairs select committee tomorrow to answer questions about our publication of the NSA and GCHQ surveillance revelations leaked by the US whistleblower Edward Snowden.

The Guardian and Observer NUJ chapel, representing the overwhelming majority of journalists at both titles, strongly supports the editor's decision to publish this information of vital public interest and his defence of the freedom of the press to hold government and corporate interests to account.

The chapel emphatically rejects the attacks on the Guardian over the Snowden leaks and welcomes the support offered from all over the world for the Guardian's role in bringing this information into the public domain.

We believe publication of the NSA/GCHQ stories is exactly what independent media organisations should be doing. The editor's stand has the full backing and confidence of Guardian News and Media journalists.

The Guardian and Observer NUJ chapel, 2 December 2013.

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London Capital Credit Union

Following another set of fruitful talks between the NUJ chapel and the company it will now be possible for staff to join the local credit union - a savings and loans co-operative.