There are three NUJ Chapels in the Cardiff and South East Wales area. So if you work for Media Wales or ITV Wales, your primary point of contact for workplace-related issues is your respective Father of Chapel, Martin Shipton and Nicholas Whitehead.
Please note – BBC Wales members are served by their own Branch.
“Together with four other members of the Media Wales NUJ Chapel Committee, I represent around 100 journalists working for the Western Mail, the South Wales Echo, Wales on Sunday and the Celtic group of weekly newspapers.
We negotiate with the management on pay and conditions, do our best to safeguard quality journalism in a rapidly changing industry, and offer individual members guidance and representation when they need it.
In recent years we have also sought to keep Welsh politicians and members of wider civil society aware of the threats and challenges facing journalism in Wales”
Nick Powell has been elected Father of Chapel, filling the vacancy caused by the departure for pastures new of Nicholas Whitehead. Nick’s very positive inaugural message: “The growing ITV Wales chapel has most of its members in Cardiff but includes journalists across Wales. For the first time ever, there’s a separate Welsh ITV licence, requiring not just news coverage but a range of output in English. Our members also make programmes in Welsh for S4C. After years of cutbacks and redundancies, we are now campaigning to secure a properly rewarded future for the people who make the programmes that ITV promised to secure its Welsh licence.”