Guardian Derisory? Get in touch
WE HEAR that some of the more obscure corners of the Guardian have recently been offering freelances derisory amounts for work, way below the 2012 house agreement the NUJ negotiated with that newspaper - a minimum rate of £290.49 per thousand words for work in print, plus an uplift of 6.5 per cent for web and other uses, making in total £310.68.
If you are offered significantly less than the Guardian house agreement minimum rate, contact the Freelance Office. Back in 2009, one member was able to demonstrate via the Rate for the Job pages that an occasional educational section of Guardian Weekly was offering approximately half what other comparable Guardian spots paid, instantly doubling the fee offered to them.