Last nights branch meeting voted to adopt a model letter to send to the Guardian who have unilaterally imposed cuts to the rates paid for photographs after years of having agreed rates with the NUJ. The rates in the letter are the latest NUJ agreed minimum, so you can modify them if you wish. You may also wish to include details of online rates.
This is to inform you that from May 1st this year reproduction fees for my photographs in a single day’s print editions will remain no less than they are today:
0-5 square inches –£65.46
5-20 ——————– £77.46
20-30 —————— £89.46
30-50 —————— £116.74
50-80 —————— £127.65
80-108 —————- £141.83
108-216 ————— £337.12
216-432 ————— £561.87
If my photographs, whether supplied directly or received from third parties, continue to be reproduced in GNM Media Ltd publications, these are the minimum fees I will be charging. It is your responsibility to ensure that all staff (and freelances) responsible for putting pictures on the pages are aware that this is the case. Should my terms no longer be acceptable to GNM Media Ltd, please ensure that my pictures are not reproduced by GNM in the future and that you destroy all remaining electronic copies of my photographs in your possession.
You can use the following link to create a pre-filled email to Robert Hahn the GNM rights manager. Or you can send a letter to:
Guardian News Media
90 York Way
You can leave suggestions for other things you might want to include in the comments below.