Incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation


'Sometimes they treat us quite well'

13 June 2014

Health and Safety - 194kb PDF

mental health, stress and distress in the entertainment industry.

TUC job insecurity survey

13 June 2014

General - 62kb PDF

TUC job insecurity survey.

Equity briefing: changes to National Insurance

24 February 2014

Sample Docs - 379kb PDF

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

Involvement of student members in branches

10 February 2014

Sample Docs - 275kb PDF

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

Equity Deps Newsletter December 2013

20 December 2013

Newsletters - 1135kb PDF

Equity Deps Newsletter December 2013

Creating Without Conflict report

19 November 2013

Sample Docs - 1813kb PDF

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

Sample Docs - 220kb PDF

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.

BBC Show The Midlands Some Love!!

15 March 2013

Sample Docs - 21kb PDF

Postcard to the new director-general of the BBC Tony Hall, asking him to give the Midlands its fair share of network production.

Demanding our Fair Share BBC

15 March 2013

Sample Docs - 523kb PDF

Flyer from the Campaign for Regional Broadcasting Midlands giving figures and quotations on why the BBC is not serving the midlands fairly.

Interview with Doctors Star Lorna Laidlaw

13 February 2013

Sample Docs - 514kb PDF

Dressing room Q and A with Lorna Laidlaw - discussing hair, being a working mum and the excitement around Birmingham Arts in 2013

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