Say NO to Standardizing Singapore Freelancer Rates
AIPRO (Association of Independent Producers (Singapore)) is in talks with MDA and MCS on various issues regarding the local media industry and one of their topics of discussion is "A Standard Rate for Freelancers". This is worrying and we should be included in any such discussions as this concerns us freelancers directly.
Freelancers operate in a free market place where they negotiate their own pay based on their merit, experience and the kind of work they are engaged to do by production houses. Each job has a different scope, with varying difficulty and requirements. How can a framework be determined to fix fees for freelancers when the nature of the jobs itself is not fixed ?
To standardize freelancer fees defeats the very notion of the marketplace of negotiation in a freelance world, be it in this industry or any other.
By signing this petition you are saying NO to the idea of standardizing Singapore freelancer rates in the Media industry and acknowledging that we need to be a part of the dialogue between AIPRO, MCS and MDA should this topic of discussion continue amongst them.