Following a discussion on the branch committee, members agreed unanimously to make donation to the charity fund which supports NUJ facing difficulties.
NUJ Extra has long helped union members unable to work owing to sickness, but to date the charity has not supported those impacted by wider economic problems.
Given the scale of this pandemic, NUJ Extra trustees have decided to widen the eligibility criteria for charity support for the duration of the crisis.
Branch chair, John Millington said: “This is an incredibly difficult time for many members and the branch felt it was important that we show our solidarity.
“Covid-19 is a challenge for us all and many workers in the media and communications industry are facing hardship like never before.
“Whatever sector we are in, we must all come together as one union during this pandemic and go that extra mile for members.”
You can donate in the following way;
• You can donate here and if you gift aid as well that will mean more money for the Charity.
• Direct into the bank account – Account name: NUJ Extra, Account number: 00013848 Sort- code: 40-52-40 Reference: Please put your name and that it is a donation.
• By Cheque – make it payable to NUJ Extra, but will not be in the office for a little while – so bear this in mind.
• If you are donating from abroad: Swift/BIC code: MIDLGB22XXX, IBAN Number: GB08CAFB40524000013848
Address of bank: CAF Bank, 25 Kings Hill Avenue, West Malling, Kent ME19 4JQ, Account name: NUJ Extra