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At the Nub, you’ll find the latest NUBSLI announcements, guest blogs and related interpreting and union information.
NUBSLI speaks to Len McCluskey
15 February 2017
In the second of our Nub posts on Unite’s General Secretary election we hear from Unite’s current General Secretary, Len McCluskey.
NUBSLI speaks to Ian Allinson
14 February 2017
Ian Allinson is a candidate in the election for Unite’s General Secretary. NUBSLI questioned him on what he would do to support our branch if he were to become General Secretary.
Unite General Secretary election
13 February 2017
Unite the union are holding an election for General Secretary. As a branch of Unite we will be deciding on our nominee and so to help members’ decide we asked each candidate to tell us what they would do for NUBSLI.
Think NUBSLI is only for freelance interpreters?
18 January 2017
Are you an interpreter employed by a company but think being part of a union isn’t important or relevant? One of our members explains how they benefited from NUBSLI support.
LanguageLine boycott: NUBSLI protests against cuts
8 December 2016
For the first time in the history of our profession a protest was held outside the headquarters of LanguageLine Solutions in Canary Wharf, London.
NUBSLI welcomes its newest member
6 December 2016
For many, she will need no introduction, for others we are delighted to introduce Kathleen Hankinson as not only NUBSLI’s first retired member but also our 400th member.
What’s the difference between a BSL/English interpreter and a tin of baked beans?
27 November 2016
Listen to our podcast or read our transcript to find out how this relates to BSL/English interpreters.
My experience of a multiple-bookings day
22 November 2016
An interpreter tells us about their experience of working multiple health bookings in one day.
Interpreters in Sheffield face reduced fees from LanguageLine Solutions
24 August 2016
LanguageLine, who have retained and won interpreting contracts in Sheffield, have informed interpreters that they are to face around a 30% reduction in their pay.
I’m a human being, too.
17 August 2016
I am a BSL/English interpreter living and working in Yorkshire. I have a house, a partner and a cat. My favourite colour is green and I am particularly fond of biscuits. I am an interpreter, but I am also a human being.
Can I vote in the Labour leadership election?
18 July 2016
Some members have been asking whether they are eligible to vote in the Labour leadership election. If you’re a member who is also a Labour supporter, here’s a guide on what you need to do to vote.
BSL/English interpreters working conditions report 2015-2016
11 July 2016
NUBSLI is pleased to announce that our report: Survey of BSL/English Interpreters’ Working Conditions (2015-2016) is now available.