From the TUC

Union organising

Organising music’s precarious workforce: What gigging workers can teach gig workers

22 May 2017, By Guest

The Musicians’ Union has 30,000 members the majority of whom are self-employed and have portfolio careers: gigging, teaching, working in freelance orchestras, session musicians or composers and songwriters working from home. As our member Stephen Wright recently told the Scottish TUC conference: “The gig economy: welcome to our world! We need to recognise that the…

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Shazia’s union helps her grow as a teacher – #heartunions

13 Feb 2017, By

8th – 14th February 2017 is #heartunions week, celebrating the great work unions do, and paying tribute to the reps who are an important part of that. The Unsung Heroes series is running all week, sharing stories from reps and members about how being part of their union has impacted their lives. Shazia joined her first…

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Sophie and the campaign for fair tipping – #heartunions

12 Feb 2017, By

8th – 14th February 2017 is #heartunions week, celebrating the great work unions do, and paying tribute to the reps who are an important part of that. The Unsung Heroes series is running all week, sharing stories from reps and members about how being part of their union has impacted their lives. Sophie joined Unite because…

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