NUJ 1947 Agreement 2018-05-18T18:45:07+00:00

Project Description

NUJ 1947 Agreement

Jim Eadie Papers


In 1947 the National Union of Journalists and newspaper proprietors signed their first industrial relations agreement. It established minimum rates of payment, maximum hours of labour, and general conditions of employment for journalists, including photographers and creative offices and applied to all newspapers owned or controlled by the Dublin Newspapers Managers Committee members. It also stipulated that the normal working day was not to exceed eight consecutive hours and all journalists were to be awarded at least three weeks holiday annually, with pay, and a day with pay in lieu of each bank holiday worked.