Actors who are in the works drastically appeal for expansion of support, corona impact

Actors who are in the works drastically appeal for the expansion of support Corona Impact May 20 at 16:26

The relevant organizations held a joint press conference to appeal for the expansion of harsh facts and support, saying that there were challenges in supporting freelance actors and musicians whose work has been drastically reduced due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

The press conference was held jointly at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, including the Japan Federation of Actors and the Japan Media Culture Information Workers’ Union Conference, which is organized by labor unions that musicians and photographers are affiliated with.

The Japan Actors’ Union introduced the results of the survey for freelance actors and voice actors, and complained about the harsh circumstances, such as the fact that the number of people who answered “no income” about their income from this month onwards was two percent of the total.

On top of that, freelancers are not eligible for payment.
The government will replace unpaid remuneration,
We also requested an expansion of support to cover the damage allowance for the new coronavirus.

The organization has submitted a written request to the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare on Wednesday to summarize these contents, and will continue to seek support.

Megumi Morisaki of the Japan Federation of Actors said, “There is a current situation where support does not match the peculiarity of freelance work, such as actors. First of all, I want you to understand that the situation where the compensation which is the bread for life has not been paid has already continued for more than two months.”

The Japan Actors’ Union conducted an internet-based survey of freelance actors and voice actors on the impact of the continued self-imposed control of performances due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, and received responses from 293 people from 12 th to 18th of this month.

About the income from this month onthe
43% responded with “50% or less”
The number of people who answered “no income” also went up.

The answer to the question is, is there a request for a new job in the future?
57% of the time, although not at all
35%.

When I asked for my opinion in a free-to-free statement, people commented, “I can’t apply for sustained benefits right now because I can see my monthly salary after three months and six months,” and “I was always worried about the lack of social insurance and guarantees, but this time it’s the limit.”