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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.

TUC Women's conference: why we’re fighting for a fair deal 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.

03 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
NUJ joins calls for action on gender pay gap reporting

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.

Redundancy FAQ August 2020

This document covers a range of issues and the rights involved in a redundancy process.

NUJ response to the DCMS committee inquiry into the impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors

NUJ briefing to the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee's inquiry into Covid-19 on the industry, May 2020.

NUJ response to the BEIS committee inquiry into the impact of coronavirus on businesses and workers

The union's submission to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy committee's inquiry into the impact of Covid-19, May 2020.

NUJ backs new BBC offer to support PAYE freelances

649 freelance workers will now get the support they need.

Unanimous vote for action at Bullivant Media

All NUJ members vote in favour of strike action and action short of a strike

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