UK Writers Guild Expresses Solidarity With WGA & Tells Non-Members It Will Bar Them From Future Membership If They Take On U.S. Work

The Writers Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) has sent guidance to its members about the strike and said it will prevent non-members from joining the guild in the future if they break ranks.

The Guild has in the last few minutes issued guidance to members and a statement to the press outlining the situation and expressing solidarity with UK writers. wga, WGGB members have already been told that if they work under WGA jurisdiction during the strike they will be expelled from the guild.

In the guidance, the WGGB drew writers’ attention to the fact that it “can and will bar a writer from future guild membership” if they choose to break ranks and work for American Players during the strike. , which was called this morning.

The WGGB stated, “This policy has been strictly enforced in the past and will result in strikebreakers avoiding harm to the guild and its members during strikes.”

The WGGB encouraged members to report to the Guild “the name of any non-member whom you believe provided writing services for an affected company and as much information as possible about the non-member’s services.”

UK WGGB writers who accept work on WGA projects and break the WGGB directive will essentially be seen as ‘crossing the picket line’ and will be blacklisted. Several have indicated to Deadline over the weeks that they would decline.

As of today’s guidance, members of both the WGA and the WGGB can continue to operate if their project falls within the jurisdiction of the WGGB.

The likelihood of WGGB members going on strike in the UK is also incredibly low due to the varying trade union legislation in the UK.

Secondary strike action is not permitted under UK law, but UK writers were encouraged to help in other ways, such as by participating in protests or demonstrations that do not fall within the definition of ‘strike’ Are.

The WGGB president said, “We continue to show our solidarity with our partner unions in America and their members as they fight to secure fair wages, decent working conditions, and receive their rightful share in the future financial success of their work.” initiate industrial action for Lisa Holdsworth.

“We know that strike action is a last resort and one that requires personal sacrifice. The overwhelming majority of WGA members who voted for this action expressed their determination to stand firmly on issues affecting writers around the world. They have shown the collective strength of their spirit and their resolve for the cause.

David Allison, a writer at Marcella And Trust Me“Incredibly impressive” WGGB endorsed the statement.

“Absolutely no messing around, complete solidarity,” he said. You secretly plagiarize the works of American authors and you are blacklisted.

Novelist Tony Lee, who writes under the pen name Jack Gatland, said: “I may be in the UK but as a member of The Writers Guild I stand in solidarity with the WGA.”