Monthly Archives: June 2022

Irish basic income for arts workers – update

I’ve already posted a couple of times about the plan to pilot a sectoral Basic Income for arts workers in Ireland. Today I attended a TUC seminar on this with Karan O Loughlin from SIPTU (the Irish union that covers … Continue reading

Posted in Freelance working, Low pay, Welfare and benefits | Tagged , | Leave a comment

UK economic outlook – forecasts downgraded – what this means for freelancers

Unless someone tells me otherwise, it seems that the biggest issue for many freelancers arising from the cost-of-living crisis is the question of rising fuel costs – and this is likely to hit workers in film and TV particularly hard … Continue reading

Posted in Film & TV industry data, Freelance working, Inflation, Pay & inflation, Tax, Wages and Pay-rates | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Living Wage Foundation response to the cost of living crisis

As the cost of living soars at rates not seen for more than thirty years, the Living Wage Foundation has announced plans to bring its annual announcement forward from November to late September. The previous figure was announced in mid-November … Continue reading

Posted in Inflation, Low pay, Minimum wage rates, Pay & inflation, Wages and Pay-rates | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Health and Safety research resources.

We are looking at doing some comparisons between different industries on the physical stress that applies to particular types of work (and ultimately, perhaps, with the industries covered by Bectu in comparison with other countries). One resource Karl Raw from … Continue reading

Posted in Health & Safety, Long hours, Mental Health, Safe working practices, Safe working standards, Wellbeing | Tagged | Leave a comment