Fund in spotlight

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The NUJ’s Political Campaigns Fund committee is to draw up a report analysing where its campaign to set up a political fund went wrong.

A move to set up a fund for political campaigning, endorsed by the union’s leadership, was blocked after the membership rejected it in a postal ballot last month. The leadership spent £25,000 campaigning in favour of a ‘yes’ vote in the ballot.

Ronan Brady, from Dublin publications and PR branch, said: “The political fund committee should have a stake through its heart after having wasted £25,000 of our money on a campaign that the members didn’t want.

“This is like having cowboy builders who come around to your house and ruin it and then giving them a second chance.”

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