The MU General Secretary believes 2m social distancing is “overkill” for some musicians. Are anyone else’s alarm bells ringing?!

There was an interesting shift in the MU’s public comments about the pandemic earlier today. The shift came in the form of comments made by MU General Secretary, Horace Trubridge, in an article published on BBC News. It’s worth reading that before reading on here. I felt a bit confused on first reading and amContinue reading “The MU General Secretary believes 2m social distancing is “overkill” for some musicians. Are anyone else’s alarm bells ringing?!”

Letter 4 from Kathy Dyson to MU General Secretary, Horace Trubridge

June 1st 2020 Dear Horace, I hope you are well. I write in response to your editorial in the latest edition of the Musician magazineand in particular to the claim that ‘Our union is doing everything in it’s power tosupport it’s members at this challenging time and to plan for music’s future.’ Inmy view, aContinue reading “Letter 4 from Kathy Dyson to MU General Secretary, Horace Trubridge”

Covid-19 – A message to British Musicians: The Musicians’ Union is our only hope, but the response of our leadership exposes the vital changes we need!

The various trade unions for musicians around the world are all reacting as best they can to the crisis that the Covid-19 Pandemic has created for their members. There have been some fantastic results achieved across the globe, both in realised wins and in creative negotiating aims, but it saddens me to say that inContinue reading “Covid-19 – A message to British Musicians: The Musicians’ Union is our only hope, but the response of our leadership exposes the vital changes we need!”

Letter from Kathy Dyson to the General Secretary of the MU, Horace Trubridge

Greetings all, hope you are surviving and taking care of each other. Below is a letter I sent to Horace Trubridge, the General Secretary of the Musicians’ Union about the need for theunion to organise a concerted campaign for it’s members, many of who are adversely affected by the corona virus crisis. Please share, especiallyContinue reading “Letter from Kathy Dyson to the General Secretary of the MU, Horace Trubridge”

Letter 2 from Kathy Dyson to MU General Secretary, Horace Trubridge, and his response

Greetings all, I hope you are well and in good spirits. Below is my second letter to HoraceTrubridge GS of the MU in response to the corona virus and the issues for musicians. Pleaseshare, especially MU members. Letter to Horace 2 23rd March 2020 Dear Horace, I hope you and the family are well andContinue reading “Letter 2 from Kathy Dyson to MU General Secretary, Horace Trubridge, and his response”

Letter 3 from Kathy Dyson to MU General Secretary, Horace Trubridge

Greetings all, I hope you’re well and coping under the circumstances. Below is a third letterto Horace Trubridge the GS of the MU about the effects of the corona virus on MU membersand some proposals in the light of changing information. Please share, especially MUmembers and concerned musicians. Dear Horace, I hope you are well.Continue reading “Letter 3 from Kathy Dyson to MU General Secretary, Horace Trubridge”