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Bernie Corbett

The Writers' Guild
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The General Secretary of the WGGB, Bernie Corbett is a British trade unionist and former journalist. In his newspaper career Bernie Corbett was chief sub-editor of The Guardian (London) and chief features sub-editor of The Independent (London), 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.

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