The Gong - a Trinity Mirror title
The Gong is awarded to publishers who need a wake-up call on late payment.
This month's nomination goes to ... well, it may be the freelance. A member reminds us of the need to "keep on top of your admin." They had put off invoicing a client, as a result of which they clocked up £1800 in money owed to them. Then the client went into administration and was eventually taken over by various owners, culminating in a takeover by Trinity Mirror. After many, many months, the freelance in question eventually recovered all of it, thanks to the help of the NUJ Freelance Officers John Toner (now Scotland Organiser) and Pamela Morton. The freelance in question reminds LFB members of the importance of invoicing promptly.
See past entries at www.londonfreelance.org/gong.html - and also see how to claim interest and compensation from late payers at www.londonfreelance.org/interest.html and how NUJ members can ask for assistance with them at www.londonfreelance.org/collect.html