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Guidance by Working Area and Circumstances

We address the key concerns of musicians about their safety and health at their workplace.

Last updated: 28 July 2021

To help with wellness and wellbeing of the individual, the MU works with a number of other partner organisations. Collectively aiming to ensure that performers receive expert medical assessments and advice.

This guidance gives an introductory advice for a range of workplace premises, including schools, music venues and recording studios.

Member benefits

Member benefit

MU Safety Reps

The MU has the special group of Roving Safety Reps who can assist you in your workplace.

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Specialist help

Healthcare Services

The MU has partnerships with specialist organisations to be able to help musicians address health problems.

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Latest news and features

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Sign Our Letter and Show Support for ETO Musicians

English Touring Opera’s recent decision has equated to half the orchestra losing their roles, join us in standing up to the mistreatment of our musicians by signing our letter to the ETO board.

Published: 22 November 2021

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Priorities for the Music Education Workforce

This article is a transcript of a talk given by Chris Walters, the MU’s National Organiser for Education and Health & Wellbeing, for the Westminster Education Forum policy conference entitled “Next Steps for Music Education in England”. This event took place online on 10 November.

Published: 12 November 2021

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