Activists from the NUJ used the Regional Press Awards at London’s posh Lancaster Hotel as a chance for a bit of impromptu leafleting, and to call for ‘award-winning pay’to match the award-winning performances on display from regional press journalists.
Journalists at Newsquest York are currently locked in an increasingly bitter pay dispute, and despite being nominated in two categories, no ordinary hacks from the papers were in attendance at the event. So when Stephen Garnett from the Craven Herald was announced as weekly photographer of the year, he wasn’t there to pick up his prize – and no one else was either.
Never mind Stephen, Uncle Axegrinder is going to send you a bottle of bubbly to
enable you to have your own private champagne moment.