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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.
Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary, explains how Covid-19 has laid bare the precarious nature of self-employment – and how the union is pressing to defend vulnerable members.
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.
An all-members’ survey revealed many found juggling work and the effects of Covid-19 caused stress and anxiety.
The NUJ has backed the TUC’s call – alongside MPs, equality campaigners and industry leaders – for urgent action to prevent the UK’s gender pay gap reporting being shelved for a second year.
This document covers a range of issues and the rights involved in a redundancy process.
NUJ briefing to the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee's inquiry into Covid-19 on the industry, May 2020.
The union's submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee's inquiry into the impact of Covid-19, May 2020.
649 freelance workers will now get the support they need.
All NUJ members vote in favour of strike action and action short of a strike