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At the Nub, you’ll find the latest NUBSLI announcements, guest blogs and related interpreting and union information.
Interpreting during a pandemic
22 June 2020
COVID-19 has had an impact on everyone’s lives and BSL/English interpreters have not been exempt. A NUBSLI member tells us their experience and the potential long-term harm that could come to the interpreting community as a result of this pandemic.
Black Lives Matter; a call to arms
17 June 2020
“Interpreters alone cannot change the fabric of society, but we can change how we interact with each other.” Audrey Simmons guest blogs on our latest Nub on how to combat bias and racism in the interpreting community.
Standing in solidarity with Black communities against racism and injustice
3 June 2020
It is not enough to denounce the violence enacted on Black individuals or to say that we oppose the systematic racism that permeates throughout all levels of our society. We need to look at ourselves.
NUBSLI’s position on VRI/VRS terms and conditions in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic
16 April 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a necessary rise in the use of VRS/VRI. How are interpreters’ T&Cs affected? Read NUBSLI’s position statement.
Treasury Committee call for evidence on Government’s Coronavirus finance package
23 March 2020
The NUBSLI committee has responded to a call for evidence by the Treasury Committee on the Government’s Coronavirus financial package.
Upholding interpreters’ and translators’ terms and conditions during the Covid-19 pandemic
19 March 2020
These are unprecedented times we are living and working in. There may be more demand for and pressure on interpreters to work using Video Relay Services (VRS) in the future. It is important that interpreters’ and translators’ terms and conditions are respected and upheld.
NUBSLI adds its voice to call for British Sign Language interpreting at live national addresses
16 March 2020
The spread of COVID-19 has been an extremely challenging time for the country. To ensure that all people have access […]
Trade Union support for interpreters during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak
13 March 2020
We’ve been contacted regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are the most commonly asked questions, answered to the best of our ability at this time.
Providing interpreting services in universities during the University College Union’s planned industrial action.
25 November 2019
The University College Union (UCU) have planned eight days of strike action. How does this affect you if you’re contracted to work there during this time?
NUBSLI celebrates its fifth anniversary
24 June 2019
NUBSLI celebrates its 5th anniversary – we look back at what’s been achieved in these 5 years and why there is still much more to do.
Providing a client’s name upon confirmation of a booking – is it a GDPR breach?
18 June 2019
Members asked NUBSLI to contact LanguageLine Solutions as they were being prevented from knowing their client’s name upon booking confirmation. You can read our correspondence with LanguageLine in our NUB and the reasons we do not endorse this happening.
Landscape review of BSL/English interpreting in Scotland: NUBSLI’s response
3 April 2019
As part of the Scottish Government’s National Plan, a Landscape Review of the BSL/English interpreting in Scotland is currently being undertaken by a team at Queen Margaret University. As a stakeholder, NUBSLI were consulted on three questions. Our Scottish members told us their experience in relation to these questions, which formed the basis of our response, which you can read in our latest Nub.