Participant profile: Bernie Corbett

England beckons, so we can meet union activist, Bernie Corbett.

Bernie Corbett

Bernie Corbett

Bernie is a British trade unionist and former journalist. He has been General Secretary of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain since 2000.

In his newspaper career Bernie Corbett was chief sub-editor of The Guardian (London) and chief features sub-editor of The Independent (London). These are the UK’s two most liberal progressive national daily newspapers.

Throughout his journalistic career Bernie Corbett was an activist in the National Union of Journalists and was elected as National Treasurer, Editor of the NUJ journal Journalist, and organiser/chief negotiator for national newspapers. He also served as organiser/negotiator for freelance journalists.Bernie Corbett is an expert on the UK media and an experienced negotiator with all the main newspaper and broadcasting organisations.

In his role as General Secretary of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain he conducts extensive negotiations with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Independent Television (ITV), independent producers, theatre managers and others. He covers TV, film, radio, new media and print publishing.

Bernie Corbett is a skeptical humanist and lives in unfashionable South-East London.


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