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Happy birthday SEISS – but many freelances left out of the Covid-19 scheme will not be celebrating today
Friday 26 March marks the anniversary of the government’s Covid-19 aid package for freelances.
Newspaper publisher Reach plans to close their offices and make most employees work from home.
Uber drivers will now – following a long legal battle – get holiday pay, but according to an NUJ survey almost nine in 10 freelances said they did not receive it.
The corporation says the aim is to better serve the audience by becoming less London-centric.
As the UK’s biggest commercial employer of journalists, it is heartening to see Reach plc boss Jim Mullen acknowledge that the group emerged as a stronger business through the worst pandemic in a century due to the ‘hard work of our people’.
An all-members’ survey revealed many found juggling work and the effects of Covid-19 caused stress and anxiety.
It was the self-employed who saw work disappear almost from the outset of the pandemic, survey finds.
The NUJ has urged the UK Chancellor to announce the details of the fourth grant for the self-employed now and not as part of his March budget.
The union is part of a challenge to the public sector £95,000 cap, which compromised equal pay settlements and undermined collective pay and conditions terms.