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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.
While welcoming the extension of the aid schemes, the NUJ is concerned that many freelances remain excluded and says the industry will need to adopt the union’s news recovery plan if it is to prosper following Covid-19 restrictions.
Latest guidance on Covid-19 financial packages for freelances.
The National Audit Office says government schemes fell short of helping many freelances and the scale of fraud and error could be considerable, particularly for the furlough scheme.
The NUJ’s Welsh Executive Council welcomed many of recommendations in the committee’s report into the impact of Covid-19 on local media, but tougher solutions are needed.
This document covers a range of issues and the rights involved in a redundancy process.
The union's submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee's inquiry into the impact of Covid-19, May 2020.
NUJ briefing to the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee's inquiry into Covid-19 on the industry, May 2020.
The legal action marks a significant acceleration in the union's campaign to secure equal treatment for freelance workers.
All NUJ members vote in favour of strike action and action short of a strike