Changing the Face of Your Union Event
Monday, 27 February 2012 from 10:00 to 17:00 (GMT)
Unions should represent and speak for the full breadth of their membership and so it is crucial that diversity is attained within the membership at every level of representation and decision making. The traditional path for both lay and full time trade union officials has been to start out as activists in their union’s local branch and then get elected to other roles within the union. Some eventually serve as leading lay activists while others may choose a career in the union as a full time official.
In order for unions to fully reflect the multiracial nature of their membership there is a need to overcome the barriers which have resulted in Minority Ethnic members not being reflected at all levels of the union and to encourage support and assist them to play and active and full part in their union.
This FREE one day event is open to minority ethnic members from all Entertainment Unions in the Federation to discuss and learn about representation in their Unions. Reasonable travelling expenses will be paid.
When & Where
Live Music Exchange in Partnership with the Musicians' Union
The Musicians’ Union represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music industry and offers a range of services for professional and student musicians. Visit the MU website and find out how the Union can help you with your career in the live arena, the recording studio, in education or as a writer/composer. www.theMU.org
The Live Music Exchange is a knowledge exchange initiative dedicated to building bridges between researchers and practitioners across the range of live music activity. Our activities put a range of professional interests- academics, promoters, musicians, and more – together to foster dialogue and work towards a healthy and vibrant live music environment. You can find out more about our work and background at: http://livemusicexchange.org