Jim Eadie Death, Obituary – Jim Eadie was the very first person to hold the position of Secretary for the National Union of Journalists in Ireland. The passing of Mr. Eadie will be addressed in a statement that will be delivered by President Higgins on December 6, 2022. “Members of the trade union movement and across the media will be grieved to hear of the demise of Jim Eadie, the first full time official of the NUJ in Ireland. Jim Eadie was a pioneer in the labor movement in Ireland. Jim Eadie was a leader in the labor movement in Ireland and is considered a pioneer in the field.
Jim was a driving force in increasing membership in the union and battling for the working conditions of journalists throughout Ireland, which is something that is more relevant now than it has ever been in the history of the world. In 1966, he was given the position of being the union’s first Irish Organizer, and he served as the NUJ Irish Secretary until his retirement in 1994. After Jim’s retirement in 1994, he remained active in the union in various capacities. It is also noteworthy that the NUJ, which he led, was the first union in the state to file a maternity claim with a consortium of employers while he was in charge of it.
This occurred during the time that he was in charge of the union. In his capacity as Chairman of the Irish Committee of the National Council for the Training of Journalists, he was also accountable for making significant contributions to the education of a large number of generations’ worth of journalists. Because of his unflinching commitment to the members of his trade union and his lifelong involvement in the labor movement, he will be recognized for both of these qualities. Please accept my deepest condolences on behalf of myself, his wife Bridie, and his children Deirdre, Caroline, and James. We were all deeply saddened by his passing.