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Review of Entertainment Licensing in Northern Ireland

Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced a review of the current entertainment licensing regime in Northern Ireland which has been in place for almost 30 years.

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Support the campaign to save The Arches, Glasgow

Glasgow City Council Licensing Board has ruled that the famous venue can now no longer operate after midnight, the impact of which could lead to the venue shutting down.

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Scotland United Against Austerity”, Rally, Saturday 20 June, George Square, Glasgow

The People’s Assembly in Scotland and the STUC have announced that they are organising a rally in Glasgow to co-incide with a number of events throughout the UK on 20 June. This is to unite in opposition to austerity and provide a show of strength in opposition to the Tory Government.

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TUC launches LGBT Charter

The TUC’s new Charter for International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Solidarity explains how unions can support the struggles of LGBT people in the many countries where homosexuality is illegal and subject to popular prejudice.

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TUC Black Workers Conference

The TUC Black Workers Conference was held at Congress House, London on 17-19 April 2015. This is a major annual event attended by delegations sent by trade unions that are affiliated to the TUC. MU delegate Nixon Rosembert spoke at the conference that carried a theme of ‘fighting for decent jobs, decent hours and decent pay’.

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Travelling overseas? Instrument passport now available

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You may be aware that for the past year we have been advising our members on the regulations regarding the movement of instruments containing Ivory, Rosewood, Abalone and other endangered species overseas.

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Orchestra of the Royal Opera House accepts pay deal

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Members of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House have voted in favour of a two-year pay deal: 2% for 2014/15 and 2% for 2015/16. The members also met in May to discuss the possibility of a new media agreement to take effect from September 2015.

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Major rights group launches campaign for fair remuneration of online revenues

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In May, four organisations representing more than 500,000 performers in Europe joined forces to campaign for the fair remuneration of online revenues. The Fair Internet for Performers Campaign (AEPO-ARTIS, EuroFIA, FIM and IAO) represents musicians, actors and dancers.

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MU member discount for The Hub ‘One Dayer’ 2015.

1 July 2015 sees the second all-day networking and ideas event hosted by ‘The Hub’ at Cecil Sharp House in Camden.

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Attitude is Everything call for deaf & disabled music fans in the North East

Fancy some free gig tickets and improving the local music industry at the same time in the North East?

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