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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.
The National Union of Journalists has written to the Chancellor asking him to ensure freelances get a fair deal in his budget – and redress for the millions of self-employed who have missed out on aid during the pandemic.
In a week when Facebook squared up to a nation state and its government blinked first, the NUJ is calling on the Chancellor to act robustly in next week’s Budget to acknowledge the vital role played by journalism in our society, and to usher in a package of measures to revitalise an ailing sector that underpins democracy.
The NUJ has launched a major campaign to fight for a better deal for freelances.
The government’s latest Covid-19 package for freelances again makes the self-employed second-class citizens and continues to freeze out the #ForgottenFreelances.
Green Party MP calls for back pay for #ForgottenFreelances.
The legal action marks a significant acceleration in the union's campaign to secure equal treatment for freelance workers.
Almost 80 union members met MPs Jo Stevens and Chris Matheson to discuss issues in the industry and the NUJ’s News Recovery Plan.
Letter from the NUJ to the Chancellor concerning freelances who have fallen through the cracks of his Covid-19 aid packages – particularly those who have PAYE income or limited companies – signed by cross-party MPs.
Letter for #ForgottenFreelances who are not eligible for the Chancellor's Covid-19 financial aid.