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Sad day for union-led skills training

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.

01 Apr 2021
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.

Six in 10 Covid-19 deaths have been disabled people

Disabled workers have found themselves on the pandemic’s brutal frontline, Frances O’Grady, TUC general secretary, told the Disabled Workers’ Conference.

11 Mar 2021
NUJ response to the March 2021 budget

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.

More than half of NUJ members say they have had mental health concerns during the pandemic

An all-members’ survey revealed many found juggling work and the effects of Covid-19 caused stress and anxiety. 

26 Feb 2021
Freelances struggle for work and aid a year on

It was the self-employed who saw work disappear almost from the outset of the pandemic, survey finds.

26 Feb 2021