23.1.2019 – Coffee at Musician’s Union

23.1.2019 – Coffee at Musician’s Union

Do you work in the music field and wanting to get to know better the major trade union of the field?

Globe Art Point will organise an informal afternoon coffee session at the Musician´s Union on Wednesday 23.1.2019 at 14.00-16.00 h.

The Finnish Musicians’ Union (founded in 1917) is a trade organisation for professional musicians. It organises some 3 400 members in 23 local branches.

Individual members are given counsel and assisted free-of-charge for example in contract, tax, copyright and pension matters. If negotiations in conflict situations do not result in a satisfactory outcome, the Union takes care of members legal proceedings and costs. Collective bargaining and cultural politics are essential aspects of the work of the Musicians’ Union. So is affecting legislation in various fields relevant to musicians and their work, such as copyright.

Orchestra musicians, soloists and conductors represent approximately one-third of the Union membership. The remaining two-thirds consists of restaurant, entertainment, jazz and rock musicians. The ballet dancers of the Finnish National Opera are also organised in the Union.

Important: There will be room for a maximum of 20 persons. If you are interested in participating, please fill this form latest in 21.1.2019.

For more information, please contact Tomi Purovaara, tomi.purovaara@globeartpoint.fi

The office of the Musician´s Union is located at Pieni Roobertinkatu 16, 5 krs Helsinki. Please also check their website

This event is part of Globe Art Point´s GAP INFO project supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation, the Ministry of Education and Culture and the City of Helsinki.

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