On this May Day, when we celebrate all workers and their contribution to society, we give our thanks to our colleagues in our health and care services and to other workers in all essential services.
This is an extremely difficult time for musicians but we know that their unions around the world, are working hard to protect them and to ensure that we have a vibrant and fully functioning live music industry when this pandemic is over.
Musicians and their families must not become collateral damage due to this crisis.
FIM and it’s affiliates are also telling governments that they must support music by giving adequate assistance to musicians and ensuring that concert halls, venues and theatres are equipped to safely open when the time is right. Musicians and their families must not become collateral damage due to this crisis.
We send you and your loved ones our fraternal best wishes and our solidarity on this May Day.
Stay well and safe.
John F Smith, President,
Benoît Machuel, General Secretary