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For more than twenty years, the Union Learning Fund has supported trade union learning projects. Now the Government wants to cut its funding – putting the FEU Training programme under threat.


In this blog, MU General Secretary Horace Trubridge discusses the work the MU is doing towards safely opening up areas of the live performance sector.


Multi-award winning saxophonist and MU Executive Committee member Millicent Stephenson has written this blog documenting her experiences, ahead of World Menopause Day on Sunday 18 October.


Louise Braithwaite, MU member and Professional Oboe, Cor Anglais (English Horn) and Oboe d'amore player, talks us through her personal reaction to the Government’s newest payment scheme for self-employed people.


Brexit is back on the agenda in Parliament this week as the Government brought in new legislation, in the form of the Internal Market Bill. What does this mean for you? MU Head of Communications and Government Relations Isabelle Gutierrez takes a look.


Member and orchestral, theatre and chamber musician Louise Braithwaite discusses the effect of coronavirus and misinformation on wind players, and the wider industry.


Joy Stacey of Drake Music summarises the key findings from Drake Music’s research in to how we can make online music education accessible and inclusive.


Linton Stephens, Chair of the MU Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee,  discusses “Rule, Britannia”, how traditions must be examined, and what it means to align with British values.


Over 15,000 people have signed the petition to fix streaming and keep music alive. Your support for the campaign, calling on Government to urgently undertake a review of streaming, is already having an impact.


The creation of innovative new music requires drive, commitment and an abundance of talent. We explore how musicians can boost creativity and overcome the challenges of the creative process.