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Writers’ Guild of Great Britain demands fair pay for writers ahead of general election

thebookseller.com – Thursday June 6, 2024

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) has called on the next government to “enshrine protections for writers” in its manifesto recommendations ahead of the forthcoming general election.

The trade union representing writers wants the next government to implement its recommendations around fair pay, fair treatment, sustainability, and copyright and AI.

Ellie Peers, general secretary of WGGB, said: “Writing is a highly skilled job and everything starts with the writer – without them there would be no feature films, TV or audio dramas, no plays, no books, poems or videogames. 

“They provide the fuel that fires our creative industries, which in turn makes a major contribution to the UK economy.” 

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