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Tribute to Gil Martin

Gilbert Alexander Martin was a successful and highly accomplished pianist, as well as a lifelong member and supporter of the Musician's Union. He passed away on 29 May 2024. This tribute has been provided by Gil’s daughters, Gillian and Susan.

Published: 11 July 2024

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MU Welcomes New Labour Government and Meets New MPs

Having been so heavily involved in forming Labour policy and the manifesto, we look forward to working with the new Government to implement meaningful change for the country and for musicians.

Published: 11 July 2024

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MU Becomes Disability Confident Employer

The MU has recently become a Disability Confident employer. We want to recruit and retain amazing people and by joining the Government's voluntary Disability Confident Scheme, we aim to practically demonstrate our commitments to supporting disabled workers.

Published: 11 July 2024

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Join the MU Procession at Tolpuddle Festival 2024

The MU are once again heading to Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, which takes place just outside of Dorchester, 19-21 July. The annual event celebrates the spirit of trade unions with workshops, live performances and more - and we’re inviting members to join us in the march.

Published: 08 July 2024

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22 Jul 2024

Guided Meditation

An extremely efficient and powerful meditation practice, based on Ascension meditation techniques.

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24 Jul 2024

Q&A Session: Mentoring 4 Creatives

An online Q&A session for members in Wales to learn more about Mentoring 4 Creatives, a new mentoring programme for people working in live entertainment and the arts.

Online
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26 Jul 2024

One-to-One Advice Sessions, Scotland Summer 2024

An in-person advice surgery where you can join officials from the Scotland & Northern Ireland Regional Office for a coffee and a chat, at various locations and dates throughout Scotland this summer.

Scotland
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