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Solidarity and the Cost of Living Crisis

The MU would like to express solidarity with other union workers who are on strike this week, including nurses, postal workers and railway staff.

Published: 16 December 2022 | 11:48 AM
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As ever, we are behind every musician, wherever our members are based and whatever their circumstances. Photo credit: Shutterstock

With inflation still at over 10% and interest rates rising again this week, the squeeze on living standards has never been more desperate and we stand with all workers fighting to get a fair pay rise and a protection of their terms and conditions.

We continue to fight hard for our own members, through, for example, challenging ACE funding cuts, reclaiming unpaid monies and negotiating with employers and getting significant rate increases. We’ve also distributed over £1 million in royalties this year.

If the Government want to see growth, they must invest in working people

MU General Secretary Naomi Pohl commented:

“At this very difficult time, with the public purse tightening and living costs rising, we stand with colleagues across the trade union movement to demand a better deal. If the Government want to see growth, they must invest in working people.

“The MU is working harder than ever to generate and recover money for its members; whether through chasing unpaid fees, negotiating pay rises or distributing royalties. We are conscious of our members’ financial stresses and we are here to offer advice and support on a wide range of issues.

“As ever, we are behind every musician, wherever our members are based and whatever their circumstances.”

Please visit our cost of living hub for more details and contact your regional office if you need any assistance.

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