NUJ JOINS CALLS
The National Union of Journalists has joined calls for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to put in place a specific support package for the self-employed while the country faces a period of self-isolation and quarantine measures. About a third (8,000) of National Union of Journalists members are freelance and the proportion has been increasing. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let them know what’s happening to you.
SIGN THE PETITION
The government should implement an immediate Universal Basic Income trial for all UK residents to ensure home and food security through the coronavirus Covid-19 crisis, to support the needs of those that need to self-isolate as well as the public health at large, and the wider economy.
Football Writers’ Association stalwart and Sports Freelancer Collective co-ordinator Philippe Auclair reports that employment lawyer Safwan Afridi of Radcliffes LeBrasseur has very kindly, and very generously, volunteered to help those of you who may have questions about employment law free of charge. To do so, get in touch with him at Safwan.Afridi@rlb-law.com.