Mar 7, 2014

Journos demand democracy as union flags leadership change

There's a brewing stoush over whether the head of the journalist's union should be directly elected or appointed. Journos and entertainers are at odds over the move.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

Journalists and entertainers are at odds over structural changes to their union, which would see a new CEO appointed rather than an elected secretary.

The stoush inside the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance — first reported by Crikey on Tuesday — was inflamed overnight, with Chaser member Charles Firth posting a letter explaining his opposition to the move. Firth wrote:

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