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At the Nub, you’ll find the latest NUBSLI announcements, guest blogs and related interpreting and union information.
Email from Pearl Linguistics of concern to interpreters
15 June 2016
Interpreters have been receiving the following email from Pearl Linguistics. The tone and level of unprofessionalism is causing concern.
NUBSLI’s letter to Language Line Solutions over reduction to booking times
6 June 2016
Language Line Solutions have emailed interpreters informing them they will no longer pay minimum 3 hour booking times, citing new framework agreements as the reason. Read NUBSLI’s response.
In or out?
27 May 2016
On 23rd June, you will be asked to vote on whether you think the UK is better off IN or OUT of the European Union. Unite the Union has taken two major votes to agree its position on Europe and is now asking all branches to share this information with their members.
Everything you wanted to know about being freelance
18 May 2016
We’re proud to announce the launch of our Freelance Interpreter Guidance. The pack is full of information to help both new and more established BSL/English interpreters work as a freelancer.
NUBSLI fees adopted by framework agency
10 May 2016
We’ve been working hard to protect the future of our profession and uphold interpreters’ and translators’ terms & conditions through our #ScrapTheFramework campaign and our fee guidance work. This week we had some positive news from one agency about the new CCS framework contracts.
Happy Interpreter Appreciation Day
4 May 2016
It’s Interpreter Appreciation Day! Here’s a message from NUBSLI.
NUBSLI public statement on CCS framework agreement
28 April 2016
The Crown Commercial Service has announced the suppliers for their framework agreement. NUBSLI has been in contact with the CCS since September 2014 and, despite some improvements being made, we still have remaining concerns.
DWP Freedom of Information request regarding interpreters’ fees
6 April 2016
NUBSLI asked the Department of Work & Pensions some questions about how often they review the rates for BSL/English interpreters.
Campaign SOS: Save our Service AoHL
31 March 2016
Message of support from NUBSLI (the National Union of British Sign Language Interpreters) to those out protesting today against the closure of the local Liverpool Action on Hearing Loss office.
Buddy initiative for NUBSLI members
24 March 2016
It can be daunting when you start working as a trainee interpreter/translator or even when you’ve just recently qualified. NUBSLI believes it’s important to have someone that you can talk to about things you’re not sure about related to your work. That’s why we’ve set up a new buddy initiative for members.
NUBSLI submits data to DWP market place review
24 March 2016
NUBSLI has recently submitted evidence to the Department of Work & Pensions as part of their market place review. We’ve sent evidence covering 5 ares: general evidence, VRI/VRS, Deafblind interpreting, translation and tranlators, and communication support workers.
An uncertain future: results from profession exit interview
20 March 2016
As a response to concerns about BSL/English Interpreters leaving the profession, reducing their hours or diversifying their income, NUBSLI established a Profession Exit Interview. A report on the findings has been published.