I've upped the limit - especially since the number of signatories doubled in a day. Thank you so much for signing and sharing.
I want to briefly touch on why just saying "no" to the gig isn't enough in this situation.
We all can say "no" - and several have. But all that happens is that someone who will say "yes" will be found - the situation and unfairness remains, and the next time we'll have to say "no" again - no one learns anything.
This petition is about **highlighting and explaining** the unfair situation that's being presented by LOCOG and changing it so that as artists we don't HAVE to say "no" repeatedly to public bodies asking for the arts to ameliorate their events for free.
Bear in mind that this is the thin end of the wedge - there are other professionals also being exploited. This petition may encourage a look at other areas.
It's much bigger than just people not being paid. "No" is not enough.