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COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Following significant lobbying by SIPTU and the Irish Congress of trade Unions, the Government yesterday (24th March) announced 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 Employed Self-employed workers are eligible forContinue 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

SIPTU supports new wage compensation scheme and increase in COVID-19 emergency payment

SIPTU General Secretary, Joe Cunningham, has welcomed the Government’s wage compensation scheme which was announced today (Tuesday, 24th March) and is intended to retain workers in employment. Under the scheme, an employer will receive a subsidy of 70% in respect of an employee’s net wage, up to €38,000 per annum. The scheme is intended to continueContinue Reading

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

Join Equity in the Lyric Theatre Belfast

Choral Evensong in Remembrance of Musicians, Actors & Artists