People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 01

January 06, 2013





DUJ to March to Parliament


AN extended meeting of the Delhi Union of Journalists (DUJ) on December 28, 2012 called upon all members to be ready for a March to Parliament during the budget session in order to “Save the Wage Board and the Working Journalists Act.”


The year-end meeting of the DUJ called for widest possible unity for continuous agitation against the dillydallying attitude of vested interests to finish the wage board and security of service through bonded contracts.


Lambasting the recent attempts at press bashing and trade union bashing even in select newspapers, a DUJ statement, issued by its president Ms Sujata Madhok and general secretary S K Pande, cautioned its members against vested managerial interests seeking to split the unions. While reiterating the need for a united front on common issues and demands, it called for an intensified ‘knit journalists movement’ and `knit DUJ campaign’ starting from January 15.


The meeting also resolved to extend the DUJ Press Initiative 2012 to 2013 through joint meetings. The meeting also urged upon the press community to be cautious in trivialising or exaggerating over sensitive issues. It decided to have a DUJ Ethics Council Monitoring Committee comprising members of its Ethics Council, Gender Council and National Council in Delhi.