NUJ Membership

One thousand four hundred members at present. Membership of the NUJ is open to all working and professional journalists above the age of 18, whose place of work is in the States of Peninsular Malaysia, provided that no journalist employed by the government shall be admitted to membership except as an Associatemember. Working journalists also includes photographers or creative artists engaged in newspaper, magazine or news agency work, who are members of journalistic staff, and who are wholly dependent on their journalistic work, provided always that they are not persons who are proprietors or directors or exercise the powers of employers in the appointment and dismissal of journalists.

1.[a] Membership of the Union shall be open to all working and professional journalists who are employed by radio, television, foreign governments, film organisations, commercial firms and other similar establishments and whose place of work is in the States of Peninsular Malaysia, provided that no journalist employed by the government shall be admitted to membership except as an Associate member. For the purpose of these Rules, working and professional journalists also includes photographers or creative artists engaged in newspaper, magazine or news agency work, who are members of journalistic staff, and who are wholly dependent on their journalistic work, provided always that they are not persons who are proprietors or directors or exercise the powers of employers in the appointment and dismissal of journalists.

 [b] Membership of the Union shall also be open to all working and professional journalists who are employed by radio, television, foreign governments, film organisations, commercial firms and other similar establishments and whose place of work is in the States of Peninsular Malaysia.

2.[a] Associate membership shall be open to all working and professional journalists who have the power of employers in the appointment and dismissal of journalists, and journalists employed on a part time basis by the organisations and establishments as set out in 1 (a) and 1 (b) above.

 [b] Associate Membership shall also be open to working and professional journalists employed by the government.

 [c] Associate members shall not be eligible to hold office in the Union, or vote at any meeting.

3.A person who is under the age of twenty-one shall not be an officer or a Trustee of the Union.

4.Application for membership shall be made on a form prescribed by the Union and shall be forwarded to the Branch Secretary or in the case of an application for associate membership to the General Secretary, who shall submit it to the Executive Council for approval. The Executive Council may, at its discretion, reject any application without assigning any reason therefor.

5.Every applicant whose application has been approved by the Executive Council shall, upon payment of the prescribed entrance fee and first monthly subscription, be registered in the Membership Register as a member and supplied with a copy of the Rules of the Union free of charge.

6.Any person who, subsequent to his becoming a member, cease to be engaged or employed as specified in Rule 3(1) shall thereupon cease to be a member of the Union and his name shall be removed from the Membership Register.

RULE 4: SUBSCRIPTION AND ARREARS

The subscription payable shall be as follows: -

Entrance Fee:RM 10.00
Monthly Subscription for members:RM 10.00
For Associate Member:RM 6.00

Note

For Associate Members please include two full year subscription fee in advance
(RM 6.00 x 24 months = RM 144.00) plus an additional RM 10.00 as entrance fee. (Total =RM154)

We only accept money order (via mail) or cash (pay directly at NUJ office)

NUJ is offering complementary Accredited Press Card and NUJ Car Sticker for approved Associate members.

Please include your latest article/work published in any magazines/newspapers etc for NUJ's reference. Any increase in the above rate shall be decided by secret ballot in accordance with Rule 25.

Complete the membership form and the APC form (include 1 photo),your articles, attach RM154 and post to:

The General Secretary
National Union of Journalists Peninsular Malaysia
30B, Jalan Padang Belia, 50470 Kuala Lumpur.

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