Which Trades Union for IT Contractors ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by radish2008 View Post
    Same here - I don't see IPSE delivering anything for contractors ? Insurance you can buy anywhere.
    Even if you only look on a purely financial basis, and are only looking at certain parts of the membership that IPSE offers, can you buy comparable insurance for a comparable cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    Even if you only look on a purely financial basis, and are only looking at certain parts of the membership that IPSE offers, can you buy comparable insurance for a comparable cost?

    If you're an IPSE+ member and you die before you're 75, IPSE pays out a cash lump sum of 5000. That's roughly 20 years of membership.
    Care to declare your interest in IPSE - not point scoring but I do believe those who receive money from IPSE should be clearly stating that they do when they recommend it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    If you're an IPSE+ member and you die before you're 75, IPSE pays out a cash lump sum of 5000. That's roughly 20 years of membership.
    Would they pay out if I hurled myself into a volcano ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by radish2008 View Post
    Would they pay out if I hurled myself into a volcano ?
    As I interpret the terms and conditions, not if you commit suicide in the first year plus one day of membership or increase in the value of the policy.

    If you are considering hurling yourself into a volcano, and are relying on the IPSE policy to pay out, it's probably worth checking with them directly in advance.
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    There's Community who are all over the news today with their sudden realisation that there's a self employed work force out there who aren't being represented by a single body because it's dead easy to ensure that uber drivers, plumbers, builders, it bods, hr consultants, locums, engineers, teachers, dentists, etc. are all equitably treated in the workplace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    There's Community who are all over the news today with their sudden realisation that there's a self employed work force out there who aren't being represented by a single body because it's dead easy to ensure that uber drivers, plumbers, builders, it bods, hr consultants, locums, engineers, teachers, dentists, etc. are all equitably treated in the workplace.
    May I refer you to my comment earlier in this thread - free membership - including legal advice until April 2018...
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    Funnily enough I signed up for Indy Cube a couple fo days ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    May I refer you to my comment earlier in this thread - free membership - including legal advice until April 2018...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo View Post
    Was thinking of joining a Union and wondered which Trades Union is most appropriate for IT Contractors ?
    The question really is what do you want from joining a Union? As an IT Contractor, what union membership benefits are you looking for?

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    Unions are a thing of the 19th and early 20th century they have become totally useless and should be banned

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