Incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation


Guide to working in the US

13 November 2013

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Actor John Pirkis provides a guide on moving to Hollywood
as we launch the Equity network in Los Angeles

National Insurance changes April '14

11 November 2013

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Please see document for frequently asked questions regarding class 1 insurance changes on April 14.
From 6th April '14 members will no longer pay Class 1 and will be categorised as self-employed for NI purposes.

UTV Franchise and Offcom

8 March 2013

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Currently UTV produces or commissions no Drama in Northern Ireland and has not done so for many a year. This is despite it having the monopoly ITV franchise as a Broadcaster for Northern Ireland on a “peppercorn” license fee basis. With that monopoly it has become a hugely cash rich organisation, but most of the profit is distributed to its shareholders instead of investing in the local economy. We are asking that you ask questions of Ulster Television on why it produces no drama and for the Broadcaster to address that deficit.

Belfast International Women's Day Celebration Two Week Programme

28 February 2013

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Talks, workshops, drama and much more starting on the 22nd February with the rally on Friday 8th March.

Plenty of activities to take part in and celebrate women!

NI Branch Committee Minutes 23rd August 2012

14 February 2013

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23th August Minutes
• James McAnespy has resigned from the committee as he is moving to England for work
• Julie Kinsella has resigned from the committee due to work commitments
• Michael Anluan has resigned from the committee as treasurer and George Shane is taking up the post
• Adam McKnight is resigning as Branch chair due to work commitments and Cathy-Brennan-Bradley is taking over the chair
• A Co-operative bank account is being set up on behalf of the Northern Ireland branch; the signatories being Carol Moore, Cathy Brennan-Bradley and George Shane
• Drew reported that the postcards for the “Make it Here” campaign are ready to go

NI General Branch Sept '12 minutes

20 November 2012

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Michael Ockwell (Grand Opera House)spoke at meeting about local companies putting product into the theatre. He leaves in November and his post will be taken up by Andrew Hill

N. Ireland General Branch Minutes ( 11/6/12)

11 September 2012

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NI General Branch June 2012 Minutes

PETAL - Progressive equality training and learning courses (Belfast)

10 September 2012

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Register for course either at the ICTU office,Carlin House, 4-6 Donegall St Place, Belfast, BT1 2FN; Phone: 028 90 247 940
I. Equality Law and Work place Policy
II.A Guide to the TribunalProcess
IV.Key Employment and Equality Issues for the Union
V.Women in Leadership
VII.Mental Health First Aid
VIII.Developing Social Guardians in Understanding
Domestic Violence
IX.Disability Forum

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.

Make it Here campaign template letter

28 June 2012

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Please cut and paste Drew McFarlane's template letter and post immediately to your local MLA
Equity is campaigning for more television drama to be made in Northern Ireland and using the talent that lives here. According to Ofcom, 61.8% of spending by public service broadcasting channels in 2010 went to productions made within the M25. Productions in Scotland received 4.6% of spending, Wales 2.6% and Northern Ireland 0.4%.

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