Freelance Meeting: Oct 25 2010 – Contracts and other issues

We now have a venue for our October 25 meeting to discuss all the issues: unacceptable contracts, copyright, poor or even laughable rates, late payment of invoices, even whether the journalists’ union can really help freelances.

Date: October 25
Time 6.30pm 8.30pm
Place: Lord Roberts Hotel, corner of Riley St and Stanley St, Darlinghurst

The venue is a short 10 – 15min stroll from Museum Station, along the route of the No 389 bus from Circular Quay to North Bondi and has a pay car park virtually next door. We have booked a private room for the meeting and propose those coming kick in $5 each for snacks and buy their own drinks. Hope to see you there.

Those who have confirmed they will attend the meeting need do nothing more except turn upon the 25th.
If you are coming but have not yet confirmed: RSVP to freelinesydney@gmail.com

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The power to act together

The MEAA has just been granted the power to collectively represent freelancers. This is a very important development as now the union is able to do a lot more for us.

It will be very interesting to see how the MEAA uses this new power in the following months. There are certainly plenty of awful standard freelance contracts that need to be addressed.

Here’s to seeing some real results!