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End Sexual Harassment at Work

Help change the law to protect all self-employed musicians.

48%* musicians have experienced sexual harassment at work
85%* did not report it
61%* believe freelancers are at higher risk of being sexually harassed while working

Freelancers like musicians often miss out on protection from sexual harassment at work. That’s why we’re calling on the Government to protect freelancers too.

* Source: MU member research of 700+ participants, conducted in 2019.

Help us to end sexual harassment in the workplace

Behind Every Musician

Government Response to Consultation

The MU welcomes Government’s commitment to introducing a mandatory duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment at work. But it does not adequately protect all of our members. Government must ensure the duty protects freelancers too.

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Guidance and advice

Latest news and features

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MU Member Gives Speech at STUC Women’s Conference

MU Member Katherine Liley gave a speech at this year’s Scottish Trades Union Congress Women’s Conference, citing her own personal experiences and those of women around her, calling for a motion on creating safe workplaces for women to be moved.

Published: 27 October 2021

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Representing and advocating on behalf of women in music

At the MU we advocate on behalf of women musicians to ensure their rights are upheld and strengthened – where they encounter discrimination, we’ll challenge it.

Learn more about what we do for women in music and about our Member Networks.

Join our Women Member Network

Our Member Network is a dedicated space where women from across the country can connect, network and make positive change across the MU and the music industry. The Network ensures that the voices of women are heard, and that opportunities for activism and leadership are created.

Join the Women Member Network

Representing and advocating on behalf of women in music

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Naomi Pohl

Deputy General Secretary

MU Secretariat

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John Shortell

Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

MU National Office

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Maddy Radcliff

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MU Communications & Government Relations