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Nomination Form 2015

8 December 2014

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Blackpool Variety Branch AGM Tuesday 3rd February 2015 at Blackpool Cricket Club, Stanley Park, Blackpool commencing 7.30 p.m.
NOMINATION FORM for Officer/Committee

Live Entertainment Works! poster

29 July 2014

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The Live Entertainment Works! campaign has now launched. The aim of the campaign is to approach local venues asking them to display the poster supporting live entertainment and get across the message that the change in licensing law means that it is now easier to put on acts in venues with a capacity of 500 or below. For further information contact Mike Day by phone on 020 7670 0235 or

Equity briefing: changes to National Insurance

24 February 2014

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Equity briefing: changes to National Insurance effective from 6th April 2014

Involvement of student members in branches

10 February 2014

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Involvement of student members in branches as agreed by the Equity Council, January 2014

Creating Without Conflict report

19 November 2013

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The worlds of the media, arts and entertainment are often seen as glamorous, but a survey of 4,000 workers has revealed these industries are "hotspots" of bullying, with more than half of those questioned (56%) saying they had been bullied, harassed or discriminated against at work.
People who contributed to a survey, commissioned by the Federation of Entertainment Unions, ranged from household names, top screenwriters and performers to those at the beginning of their careers.
The results showed shocking levels of ill-treatment and inappropriate behaviour and a culture of silence, with only a third of those suffering bullying and harassment reporting the incidents.

Equity Deputy Handbook 2013

18 November 2013

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An Equity Deputy (sometimes referred to as Equity Dep) is the face of the union in theatres, studios and anywhere else Equity members are working. The Deputy is the union representative for the company they are working with.

Guide to Equity's Communications Manager

31 August 2012

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The communication manager enables branches and committees to send out email newsletters to their members. This is a brief guide on how to do it.

Blackpool TUC Courses Spring 2012

29 November 2011

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Blackpool TUC Courses for Union Reps

Equalities for trade union representatives (TUC Diploma)

29 November 2011

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Equalities for trade union representatives (TUC Diploma)

TUC Diploma in Equality (Blackpool)

29 November 2011

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TUC Diploma in Equality (Blackpool)

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