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... are under pressure, not least through the market effect of the masses forced to freelance. The Trades Union Congress reported 3.2 million in precarious work in 2016. In September it passed a resolution calling for those in insecure work to have the same rights as employees. We're sold "the gig economy ...
03/31/17, 11701 bytes
29 May 2018 Main index [Freelance] Online only PRECARIOUS WORK UPDATE - ADDISON LEE COURIERS ARE WORKERS THERE HAVE been recent developments in the world of precarious work that, while they are unlikely to affect freelance journalists, may have a positive impact on "false freelancing" work practices ...
05/29/18, 7063 bytes
03 Aug 2017 Main index [Freelance] Online only TAYLOR REVIEW OF PRECARIOUS WORK DISAPPOINTS THE LONG-AWAITED Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, an independent review commissioned by the government to address issues of exploitation and injustice around the "gig economy" is out. ** Matthew Taylor ...
08/03/17, 8947 bytes
07 May 2018 Main index [Freelance] PRECARIOUS WORK - GIVE YOUR VIEWS THIS SPRING the government opened a total of four consultations on changes to employment law aimed to strengthen the rights of (some) people in precarious work. The proposals under consultation have been described by Trades Union Congress ...
05/07/18, 4065 bytes
27 Jun 2018 Main index [Freelance] PRECARIOUS WORK - COURTS RULE THERE HAVE been recent developments in the world of precarious work that, while they are unlikely to affect freelance journalists, may have a positive impact on "false freelancing" work practices, where workers are freelance in name only ...
06/27/18, 5263 bytes
Aug 2016 [Freelance] Online only: inédit FIFTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRECARIOUS WORK AND VULNERABLE WORKERS RICHENDA POWER and David Wilkins, from the London Freelance Branch, NUJ, report from this conference, held at Middlesex University, London, 13-14 June, where Richenda presented, on behalf ...
07/29/16, 16729 bytes
19 Sep 2017 Main index [Freelance] Online only PRECARIOUS LABOUR STRIKES BACK THERE'S A PROTEST for the rights of "precarious workers" on Wednesday 27 September gathering at 8am at the Transport for London office at 197 Blackfriars Road SE1 8NJ (map) and proceeding to the Employment Appeal Tribunal ...
09/19/17, 4836 bytes
02 May 2017 Main index [Freelance] Online only TUC CONFERENCE ON PRECARIOUS WORK EAGLE-EYED Branch members will have spotted that the Freelance alerted you last night to a Trades Union Congress conference on precarious work. And this morning (2 May) the organisers informed us that, due to the General ...
05/02/17, 3523 bytes
11 Apr 2018 Main index [Freelance] Longer online version PRECARIOUS WORK - GOVERNMENT NOW CONSULTING THE GOVERNMENT has opened a total of four consultations on changes to employment law aimed to strengthen the rights of (some) people in precarious work. There are upcoming deadlines to respond to these ...
04/11/18, 13387 bytes
05 Oct 2018 Main index [Freelance] PRECARIOUS PROSPECT OF BRITS IN EU EVEN MORE uncertain than the prospects of our EU national colleagues here in the UK (see here) is the fate of our many members who are UK nationals resident in the EU - in NUJ Brussels Branch, NUJ Paris Branch and NUJ Netherlands ...
10/05/18, 5121 bytes
01 Feb 2017 Main index [Freelance] It was a success. Report soon. BEING FREELANCE IN THE AGE OF PRECARIOUS LABOUR - a how-to evening on knowing your rights in the gig economy THE NATIONAL Union of Journalists London Freelance Branch presents an evening of informed debate on the headlong rush by bosses ...
02/01/17, 8689 bytes
... ... or whatever," Mags Dewhurst, bike courier and chair of the Independent Workers of Great Britain (IWGB) Couriers and Logistics Branch, told LFB's precarious work conference. But while riders are told "self-employment is freedom... no one feels liberated, you're earning less than the National Living ...
03/31/17, 6523 bytes
... [Freelance] Longer online version TIME TO LEGISLATE FOR DECENT EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS FOR ALL NUJ FREELANCE Organiser John Toner, speaking at the LFB's precarious work conference, said that as a trade union official he'd "always worked for the precariat, only we just call them freelances." Ursula Huws; David ...
03/30/17, 6860 bytes
... NORMAL NOT ALL THAT NEW FAR from being a recent trend, precariousness is actually "the normal condition of labour", said Ursula Huws at LFB's recent precarious work conference. Ursula joined the NUJ back in 1970 as a Book Branch founder member and is now with LFB, as well as being Professor of Labour ...
03/31/17, 6903 bytes
... performing arts "have always been in the gig economy," says Nicola Hawkins, an Executive Committee member in actors' union Equity. At LFB's event on precarious work, she described a "low pay and no-pay industry... the fringe getting worse... 80 per cent are earning less than £20,000 a year" and gave ...
03/31/17, 5357 bytes
... also spoke at the conference on a panel with Mags Dewhurst of the independent workers' union following her victory in gaining rights for workers on precarious contracts at a tribunal and we were also lucky to have a speaker from Equity. The conference was fully booked and came in under budget. LFB also ...
02/27/18, 15759 bytes
... to rebalance that relationship. [NUJ President Tim Dawson; © Lucy Adams] My union, the National Union of Journalists, has battled on behalf of precarious workers for over a century. Freelance journalists have been pivotal to Britain's media since the dawn of newspapers. "Just-in-time" and "on demand ...
07/07/16, 7270 bytes
... credit" policies on low-paid members and those with disabilities; nuclear disarmament (we're for it); work following up on our conference on precarious workers; work on copyright and unfair contracts; contacting members who lapse; supporting members who suffer trauma at work; ensuring that training ...
05/07/18, 5986 bytes
... , covering the need for joint union resourcing to develop research and policy, a campaign and an education programme. It highlights that "staff on precarious contracts can be particularly vulnerable because of dependence upon white male structures for promotion or work". Mary Bousted, TUC vice president ...
04/02/18, 6658 bytes
... .org for updates - probably often, given how things are... * Tim's excellent blog post on how Brexit will affect authors is here. © Matt Salusbury * Precarious prospect of Brits in EU © 2018 contributors; moral rights asserted. The Freelance editor is elected by London Freelance Branch and responsibility ...
10/05/18, 5887 bytes

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