MU ticks off Cafe Rouge

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has criticised the Café Rouge ‘Vive la Musique’ charity evenings being held on 18 September 2012 for asking musicians to perform for no fee.

Days after the TUC Congress supported the MU’s motion asking that professional musicians should not be expected to work for nothing, the restaurant chain confirmed that they asked musicians to volunteer at the music-themed events, with £10 of the £30 ticket price going to charity.

John Smith, MU General Secretary, says: “It ...

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