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Despite a desperate campaign to save the Union Learning Fund which each year supported around 200,000 workers with skills training and career development, Gavin Williamson, Education Secretary, has pulled the plug on the £12m funding.
Ask your MP to support this important early day motion
The Federation of Entertainment Unions is deeply disturbed to hear that proposals for special travel rights for the creative workforce were turned down during Brexit negotiations.
Join the campaign to get the government to reverse its decision to scrap the English Union Learning Fund, which, each year, supports around 200,000 workers with skills training and career development.
The legal action marks a significant acceleration in the union's campaign to secure equal treatment for freelance workers.
But the union is still lobbying hard for the #ForgottenFreelances who cannot get financial help.
A new UK tax law, now due to come in next April, will cause problems for freelances and will not solve its aim to cut tax evasion.
NUJ general secretary writes for the latest edition of MediaNorth.
The NUJ has signed a letter to the Chancellor from the Federation of Entertainment Unions lobbying on behalf of freelances falling through the cracks of measures to protect workers during the Covid-19 crisis.
UK freelances face destitution as they have been 'forgotten' in the government’s rescue package for businesses
Ministers must provide financial protection for the self-employed; other countries' deals may offer potential solutions, says the NUJ.