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At the Nub, you’ll find the latest NUBSLI announcements, guest blogs and related interpreting and union information.
#WhereIsTheInterpreter – open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson
6 October 2020
NUBSLI supports the #WhereIsTheInterpreter campaign and has sent an open letter to Prime Minister Johnson urging him to ensure deaf people have access to government addresses in BSL during the pandemic.
Moving out of lockdown; NUBSLI’s position on fees and terms and conditions
11 August 2020
The increase in remote interpreting during the COVID-19 lockdown was necessary. However, as lockdown eases, it should not be used to deny deaf people access to in person interpreting services or to decrease interpreters’ fees or terms and conditions, as our Nub explains.
NUBSLI releases updated fees guidance
6 July 2020
NUBSLI’s fee guidance has been invaluable to interpreters and those using their services. In the first full review since its inception in 2016, we release the updated figures for the UK regions and the guidance that supports them. Read more on the process and view the updated fees.
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?