mother of the chapel


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mother of the chapel

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (in British trade unions in the publishing and printing industries) a woman shop steward. Abbreviation: MoC
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Over the last couple of years I've done a few negotiation courses in my role as Mother of the Chapel for the Echo and Post (the name that the NUJ calls its shop stewards).
Vanessa Pearce, mother of the chapel for BBC Coventry and Warwickshire's NUJ branch, said: "Journalism is one of the core values of the BBC and this is not the time to be cutting journalists' jobs.
Sincerely, Myra MacDonald, Joint Mother of the Chapel, Reuters National Union of Journalists Anthony Austin, Joint Father of the Chapel, Reuters National Union of Journalists Jeremy Dear, General Secretary National Union of Journalists Linda Foley, President The Newspaper Guild-CWA Alan Burn, Senior Representative Unite in Reuters (Amicus-GPM) Peter Szekely, Reuters Unit Chair The Newspaper Guild of New York Bill O'Meara, President-elect The Newspaper Guild of New York Kathy Viner, Staff Representative The Canadian Media Guild cc: Reuters Founders Share Company Directors
Brid Fitzpatrick, Mother of the Chapel for the National Union of Journalists at BBC North-East, said: "The BBC has agreed procedures on how to deal with disciplinary matters but these two guys were called in and sacked with no warning and no right of appeal.