BBC workers, tell us...

The BBC provides work for more freelance journalists than any other organisation in the country. They work in a variety of ways and under a variety of terms and conditions. The NUJ has decided to conduct a survey to discover: a) how many of our members work for the BBC; b) which parts of the BBC they work for (including print or the web); c) what they are paid and what terms and conditions apply.

The questionnaire has already gone to members who are listed as freelances and who are on the mailing list for Freelance newsletter. We realise, though, that there are members who have worked for the Corporation for a lengthy period on a self-employed basis. In other words, you might actually be a freelance even although you do not think of yourself in that way.

If you fit the above description, or some other description that involves working for the BBC without a contract of employment, please help us by completing the questionnaire.

This is an important survey, and we need YOU to tell us right now what work you do for the Beeb. Please respond right away, before this goes into your piling system. You can fill in the form below, email freelanceoffice@nuj.org.uk or fax us on 020 7278 1812.

As an example of why this is important, see the story The BBC respects rights. The BBC has always respected rights in the October 2003 Freelance.

1: You

Your name 
Your membership number
email address 
Put me in touch

2: How much work do you do for the BBC?

On average, how many days per month?

3: Which BBC departments do you work for regularly?

FOR EACH DEPARTMENT, please say:
1 a The department name
b When did you start doing work for it?
c What type of work do you do for it?
d What fee are you paid?
e Do you have a written contract for this work? Y N
f Are you on PAYE with this department? Y N
g Do you receive paid leave from this department? Y N
h What does your deal say about copyright - e.g. do you get repeat fees?
2 a The department name
b When did you start doing work for it?
c What type of work do you do for it?
d What fee are you paid?
e Do you have a written contract for this work? Y N
f Are you on PAYE with this department? Y N
g Do you receive paid leave from this department? Y N
h What does your deal say about copyright - e.g. do you get repeat fees?
3 a The department name
b When did you start doing work for it?
c What type of work do you do for it?
d What fee are you paid?
e Do you have a written contract for this work? Y N
f Are you on PAYE with this department? Y N
g Do you receive paid leave from this department? Y N
h What does your deal say about copyright - e.g. do you get repeat fees?
4 a The department name
b When did you start doing work for it?
c What type of work do you do for it?
d What fee are you paid?
e Do you have a written contract for this work? Y N
f Are you on PAYE with this department? Y N
g Do you receive paid leave from this department? Y N
h What does your deal say about copyright - e.g. do you get repeat fees?

4: Pension

Are you a member of a BBC pension scheme? Y N

5: Benefits

Do you receive or are you entitled to any other benefits? e.g. sick leave, ma/paternity leave...

6: Do you do work for anyone other than the BBC?

Please specify:

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