Haymarket haggling help
REPORTS have come in about actual shift rates differing from those promised at Haymarket.
This is related to the issue of holiday pay. When freelance journalists query the rate, they receive a reply providing a method of calculating holiday accrual.
From what the NUJ has been told, holiday pay is not added automatically.
Therefore, freelances considering working a shift should ask the company to spell out precisely what rate is being offered and whether this includes holiday.
If it does not do this, a follow-up question should be asked as to how and when holidays or holiday pay can be claimed.