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Sound Post Summer 2020

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Dear member, There is now a helpdesk available from the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in relation to the COVID-19 Emergency Payment. The Department has agreed to handle individual queries from artists and arts workers about the payment so if you’ve been refused the payment or have a question about your eligibility you can nowContinue Reading

COVID-19 update

Dear Member In the first instance I want to say thank you for all of your feedback and for sending in your queries to us. We are receiving a lot of questions about rights and entitlements associated with the new Covid-19 income support scheme so, in order to assist as many people as possible, hereContinue Reading

COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Dear Member, Following significant lobbying by SIPTU and the Irish Congress of trade Unions, the Government announced on 24th March new measures to provide financial support to Irish workers affected by the Covid-19 crisis for both self-employed and employed workers. This includes also assistance for renters and utility bills etc. Self EmployedSelf-employed workers are eligibleContinue Reading

ICTU Survey

If you are a trade union member and have experience of sexual harassment at work please complete the Irish Congress of Trade Unions questionnaire

NCFA Covid-19 Survey

In an effort to assess potential damages of the impact of COVID-19 on the artistic community and to endeavour to provide potential solutions to the situation, the NFCA is collecting data to aggregate information on cancelled events, postponed performances, lost opportunities and loss of income in the sector. Please take a few minutes to fillContinue Reading

Choral Evensong

Do you use Public Liability Insurance? Is it too Expensive? Have your Say!

The union is endeavoring to understand the requirement for public liability insurance for people who work in the arts industry. Can you take 60 seconds to answer these few short questions so we can establish if the union is in a position to provide this insurance to you at a lower cost. Fill in theContinue Reading

Musicians Union of Ireland supports Eurovision Song Contest protest tomorrow

The Musicians Union of Ireland (MUI) is calling on its members to attend a protest in support of the call for a boycott of the Eurovision Song Contest, to be held by Israel in 2019, which will take place outside of RTÉ Studios in Donnybrook, Dublin 4, tomorrow (Friday, 8th March) at 1.00 p.m. MUI Organiser,Continue Reading

Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision song contest is due to take place in Tel Aviv, Israel in May. Last year, members of the Musicians Union of Ireland (MUI) called for a boycott of the event due to the appalling treatment by the Israeli government of the people of Palestine and the continuing occupation of their lands. The motionContinue Reading