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Freelance media workers need help now, contact your MP

24 March 2020

After intense lobbying from trade unions including the NUJ and others, the government has indicated that an emergency package to help self-employed workers will be unveiled shortly.

The union has been encouraging NUJ members to contact their MP.

Letters (or emails) to MPs are most effective when they are in your own voice and include details that are particular to you.

Your efforts are more likely to deliver results if you reword the NUJ template letter to include your own views and personal experiences.

If you don't have time to do this, simply using the template is much better than not writing at all.

Download the NUJ template letter.

Find the contact details for your local political representatives on the They Work For You website.

If you hear back from your MP then do send any pertinent information to the NUJ via email:

Access information and updates from the NUJ’s freelance office.

Access more information about the coronavirus from the NUJ.

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